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newbie here....and you got it back issues

back2backbback2back Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in New Member Introductions
hi all
just had a set of mris, 3rd year in a row and all seem to be getting worse, ill start from the lumbar up, all advice would be welcome

lumbar
july.08.
t12-l1
small disc herniation protrusion type
l5-s1
signal markedly reduced, height markedly reduced, diffuse herniation, spurs, focal disc herniation left side displacing left s1 nerve. advanced ddd. spondylosis, modic type 1 changes chronic.

had a micro lumbar discectomy...reduced pain considerably

thoracic pain
july 09
t7-8
right posterocentral focal protruding herniation
t8-9
right posterocentral disc spur complex
t9-10
right posterocentral disc spur complex

july 10...these are all a year apart, seems odd to me

lumar
l5-s1
straightening of lordosis, mild..4mm retrolisthesis, significant endplate degenerative/modic type change, space severely narrowed, dissected and diffusely bulging, bilateral recess stenosis, left s1 nerve root compression with mild compression of the right nerve root.

l4-l5
mild diffuse disc bulge, facet hypertrophy, lateral recess stenosis, osteoarthritic and hypertrophic changes to the bilateral facet joints, mild foraminal stenosis

l3-l4
mild diffuse disc bulge, mild lateral recess stenosis secondary to ligamenta flava and facet hypertrophy

l3-l2-l1
mionor schmorls node change, minor disc bulge

l1-t12
right paracentral disc protrusion, mild central canal stenosis

seem to a lot more going on that in 08...have had no answers why

thoracic
t7-8
small central disc protrusion, mild deformity of central cord

t8-9
right parcentral disc protrusion
T8 vertebral body----benign hemangiomas

t9-10
right paracentral disc protusion
T9 vertebral body----benign hemangiomas

seem to be getting worse to me...now comes the

cervical

c3-c4
bilateral uncovertable hypertrophy greater on left with facet hypertrophy foraminal stenosis and compression of nerve root, mild right foraminal stenosis

c4-c5
disc bulging, bilateral facet hypertrophy, moderate right foraminal stenosis with nerve compression, mild left foraminal stenosis

c5-c6
diffuse disc bulge, significant right uncoverteble hypertrophy, right facet hypertrophy forimanal stenosis and compression of nerve, mild left hypertrophy

c6-7
diffuse disc bulge, component of inferior subligamentous disc extrusion, moderate central canal stensosis, stenosis of the ostiumof the bilateral foramina and compression of the nerve roots


whew...if you got through that you may well be as confused as me
in a daze...shell shocked for want of a better word, my problems only stared 2 years age at just before my 40th b day...not even 42 yet,

any suggestions, advice as to what may be causing this....in my mind rapid decline of spine...many new issues in 210 that were not present in 08 or 09 mri's

thanks all for you time and advice
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Comments

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can.. i am sorry you are not feeling well but you have come to a great place for info and friends.. i cannot help you with your MRI, your doctor is best for that, but i do wish you all the luck in feeling better and getting treatment.. drop by anytime! Jenny :)
  • I have some similar L5-S1 and DDD as well as C6-C7 nerve impinging. Have you had an injury? My issues weren't tied to any one issue but repeatedly lifting twisting, bending on my job throughout the years. I hope you see your Ortho or Neurosurgeon or Neurologist soon to give you some treatment options. We're not able to read your MRI so hope you can see your Dr. soon to help you with interpretation. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • I am sorry to see all of your problems.

    I am just now getting into the T-spine problems after having a lumbar fusion 2 years ago and cervical fusion this spring followed by a MVA (I was T-boned the day after I was released to go back to work and I was working).

    I would be sure to get a second opinion and maybe even work with a few different doctors (like a neuroligist and reumy as well as the NS/OS) to work on a good diagnosis before they start doing surgeries- get a good game plan it is going to be a long process.

    Hang in there, ~ HUGS~

    Julie


  • Thanks for the reply....i was in bits for about a week as i have not received an explanation as to why this is happening....they may say wear and tare...but all that in 2 years without an accident...i am not so sure
  • thanks for you kind words...right now they have given me steroids and set up a bi-lateral epidural...i know thats just for the pain...i will let them do it and then peruse some kind of remedy or stabilization if thats possible....i think it may be a chemical thing....i know this process will be long

    lukas
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  • No injury....just gone that way in the last 2 years... completely at a loss as to why at this time
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