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CHRONIC PAIN!!!!!!!!!!

jackiedislovedjjackiedisloved Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:45 AM in Chronic Pain
Help!!!!!!! The Pain Is Killing Me!!!!!!!!!!!!

May someone give me advice. Here is my MRI and Nerve conducting study results. Do I need Pain managment? Please help....

Findings: Reversal of the normal cervical lordosis centered at the c4-5 level. Mild irregularity of the end plates of c4-c5 and c-6 seen likely degenerative in etiology.
c2-3: unremarkable on the sagitlal images.
c3-c4 posterior disc bulge with tiny central disc herniation and facet disease causing mild ritht foraminal narrowing.
c4-c5: Posterior disc bulge with a central disc herniation and facet disease causing mild spinal stenosis at this level. Foramina appear patent.
c5-c6: Posterior disc bulge with a central disc herniation mildly indentinting the ventral cord. Mild spinal canal narrowing. Foramina appear patent.
c6-c7: Posterior disc bulge with a central dissc herniation indenting the ventral cord and facet disease causing moderate spinal stenosis at this level. Foramina appear patent.
c7-T1 facet disease causing mild left andmoderate frght foraminal stenosis. This is likely secondary to an osteophyte.

Multilevel spondylosis superimposed upon reversal of normal cervical lordosis causing moderate spinal stenosis at the c6-c7 level as well as mild spinal stenosis at the c5-6 and c4-c5 levels. Foraminal stenosis as described above. There is facet disease causing probable moderate right facet disease at the c7-T1 level.

My Nerve conducting study read:
Borderline slow sensory nerve conduction veiocity noted in the first, second and third finger-wrist and palm-wrist segments of both median nerves.

Boredrline prolonged terminal latency noted in the left median nerve.

Normal sensory and motor NCV's with normal amplitudes noted in the other segments of tested nerves of both upper extremities. Tested nerves include both median, right ulnar and the right radial sensory.

The above findings are compatible with minimal bilateral carpel tunnel syndrome. The electrical findings are minor, and essentially confined to the sensory segments only. The remainder of the nerve conduction data is normal.

Diognosis: Evaluate for neuropathy/entrapment syndrome
30 minutes ago - 4 days left to answer.


  • What do your doctors say?
    Have they given you a plan or options?

    Obviously if you are in pain you will want to pursue pain management of some form. Seeing an actual PM, in my mind anyway, depends on where you are going and what the current doctors will provide.

    If surgery is imminent, it is likely they will try to get you to maintain what you are doing, if anything.
    The less meds you take before a surgery the easier it is for them to control pain after. That's a rule or advice I would attempt to follow to a "T" I have been on both sides of this with surgery. The times I managed to stop pain meds before the surgery were much better after then the time I failed to stop or reduce my intake due to the pain.

    If they are not suggesting surgery, then by all means I would suggest you get referred to a Pain Management specialist.

    Oh, don't forget to use the other resources of Spine-Health and welcome!
  • Than you so much. I go to the doctor all the time, and he gives me Suma, vicidin, valium. i have a first degree av blockage as well. I was just afraid to ask my doctor to bgo to pain managment. He does not like to give me the medication he does. The only reason I get it is because I had them prior going to him. I am going to ask though. I go to the doctor wed.
    I have to get another MRI. the Ortopedic said he could not read the MRI clearly so he will not base a decision on the poorly read MRI. He also recommended a MRI on my Lumbar as well... Just waiting on approval from my insurance.
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  • Do you get nervous during MRI's?

    They told me that is one of the biggest causes of hard to read mri's. Even though you think you are holding still there's that little part of you screaming "Get me out of here!" so you move tiny little bits that blur the image.

    I take Valium, well I did back when I could have MRI'S now I can't because of the SCS.
  • jackiedisloved said:
    Help!!!!!!! The Pain Is Killing Me!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My advice-is avoid operation by using good,smart chiro procedure-this is massage, stretching for all area neck and low back/You can use also inversion table every day for 1 minute at time.iknow some good cream and balm-karipain,extract of papaya.It'a reduce bulging and herniated disk by lisis.hernya became soft and release pinched nerve.
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