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Neck Pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Spinal Stenosis
The findings from the cervical spine series x-rays were:
There is straightening of the normal lrdosis of the cervical spinal curvature.

There is C3-4,C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 disc space narrowing.

There is anterior osteophyte at C3, C4, C5 and C6.

There is ventral bar at C4-5.

There is neural foraminal stenosis on the right at C4-5 and C5-6.

There is neural foraminal stenosis on the left at C4-5,
C5-6 and C6-7.

Odontoid is intact.

There is no prevertebral soft tissue swelling.

There is no fracture.

Impression: Spondylosis, with neural foraminal stenosis.

Concerns: Options for treatment, am 75 years old, and would rather not have surgery, even if needed.



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526

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    we really arent trained to provide any formal medical advice. what we can do is present our advice based on personal experiences.
    even before i could even venture out, there are so many questions that i would need to know about
    - how long has this be going on for?
    - has it got worse?
    - what medications are you currently taking?
    - what has been the recommendation from your doctor
    - how much pain are you in?
    - are you under any treatment plan right now?

    my initial view from your findings, i didnt see anything jump off the page and hit me.
    there are always those key phrases that say a lot and we dont have to be doctors to understand it. when a report says something to the effect its mild, then hopefully it can be treated using conservative care.
    if it is medium, perhaps a little more aggressive approach and when it says severe, then we start thinking about surgery.
    having spinal surgery later on in life will not always produce the results you are looking for.
    my father had 1 of three lumbar surgeries starting when he was 69. each surgery that he had, he just slipped more and more downhill in terms of his spine. he kept looking for that magic fix, the one surgery that would cure it all.
    that never happened. a lifetime of arthritis and aging of the spine made that impossible
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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