:H Hi all I am new and hoping to get some answers or opinions .. I am a 38 yo female with history of backpain since my teens.. I recently had a myeleogrem/ct done this being my third one had them prior to two other surgeries. Fisrt surgery was spinal fusion with cages l4-l5.. Second was laminectomy l3-l4. My myleogram results are as follows.
There is moderate levoconvex lumbar scoliosis. Vertebral bodies are preserved. Alignment of posterior elements are anatomic. There are postoperative changes including a cage prosthesis at the L4-L5 level. There is diffuse sclerosis of the l4-l5 vertebral bodies.
L3-L4 there is a broad based disc protrusion at this level.There is bilateral facet hypertrophy and ligament thickening. These factors in combination cause canal narrowing. There is effacement of both lateral recesses.
L4-L5 The patient has had a posterior decompression at this level. There is mild to moderate bilateral facet hypertrophy.
L5-S1 There is mild to moderate bilateral facet hypertrophy.
There is encroachment on the right L4-L5, L5-S1, and left L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 neural foramina. This is most prominent at the L4-L5 level. This is related to facet hypertrophy, ligament thickening and disc material.
1. Postoperative changes at the L4-L5 level.
2. Broad based disc protrusion at L3-L4. This causes canal narrowing and effacement of the lateral recesses,
3. Foraminal narrowing at the levels described above.
I was just wondering what anyone thought of these findings .. I am in terrific pain all the time, my back from the surgical area to my tailbone is in constant pain. My legs go between cramps, stinging pains, ans numbness its different everyday.
I am seeing the surgeon to decide when to schedule my 3rd surgey on the 23rd. I was told that they would have to go in and stabilize the 3 levels. Im a little concerened since the last 2 surgeries werent all that sucessful. I only had a few months of relief. Anyone out there going thru anything similar .. I would love to hear from you. Sorry this is so long, and thankyou in advance for any responses.