Well as the title says I am going to have to go in for a multi level ACDF probably in June. My pain specialist said that I should probably have the bulging discs removed as well because the discs that are huge problems now were just bulging last year like the ones on the scan and progressed extremely fast. Instead of leaving them in there and taking the risk that the same thing will happen again since the neurosurgeon will already be in there I guess we are just going to take them out and get rid of any future risk including a possible second multi level ACDF.
So here are the results of my C.T scan. I really have no clue what all this means except what a bulging disc is and i assume a "protrusion" means a herniated disc. so if anyone can give me some pointers as to if I am right and what the rest means that would be much appreciated!!!...lol
TECHNIQUE: CT was performed of the cervicaf spine without
contrast images reformatted sagittally and coronally.
No abnormality is noted the craniocervical junctron.
C1-C2: Unremarkable. There is no fracture or destructive process seen.
C2 is intact.
C2-C3: There is severe disc bulge but no disc herniation Moderate central and foraminal stenosis seen.
C3-C4: There is severe disc bulge but no disc herniation Moderate central and foraminal stenosis seen.
C4-C5: There is severe central disc protrusion with significant central stenosis foraminal narrowing is moderate.
C5-C6: There is severe central disc protrusion contacts and flattens left ventral cord surface there is moderate central stenosis. Foraminal narrowinq is significant.
C6-C7: There is severe disc protrusion with osteophyte to left flattening left ventral cord surface is severe central and severe right foraminal narrowing
C7-T1: level unremarkable.