MRI Results and Questions

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HighlandWolf
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/25/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a MRI in May and just got my results from my Rheumatologist who originally thought I had Cervical Spinal Stenosis. This is the results. He said it was OsteoArthritis. This is the report:
 
C 3-4: there is miminal annular disc bulging indenting the thecal sac, central canal and neural foramen are patent.
 
C 5-6: There is annular disc bulging indenting the thecal sac. There is minimal right neural foraminal narrowing secondary to uncovertebral osteophyte/disc complex.
 
C 6-7: Annular disc bulging indenting the thecal sac. The neural foramen are patent. No significant compromise to the neural canal.
 
C 7-T1: There is annular disc bulging indenting the thecal sac, causing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing.
 
IMPRESSION:
 
Mild spondylosis affecting C5-6 and C6-7 where more prominent annular disc bulges are identified indenting the thecal sac, however. no significant central canal stenosis is identified. The neural foramina are grossly patent with only mild narrowing at C7-T1 and on the right at C5-6.
 
I need layman's terms. HELP!
My rheumatologist didn't give me this report, the hospital did, when I picked it up to give it to the pain management clinic. I have to have bloody injections. EEEK! I HATE NEEDLES!!

HighlandWolf
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 7/25/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I am also looking for grants to help pay for my aquatherapy and the Arthritis Foundation doesn't do this. I make 600. a month on disability. The Hospital's pool where they have licensed therapists want me to join the pool. It's 30.00 a month and I already pay 30. a month for a bus pass. I have about exhausted my resources. If anyone knows of any let me know. THX
Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night will become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
 
 
 
Confirmed Diagnosises:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (27 years) Neuropathy (from RA 11 years) Genetic Nerve Deafness (10+ years) OsteoArthritis (12+ years) GERD (17+ years)
Mild HBP (less than one year) Complicated Migraines ( 15+ years) Vertigo( 3 years) Allergies and Chronic Bronchitis, (all my life)Chronic Diarrhea (16 years)
 
Medications: Prevacid (When TAP gets off their booty) Lisinopril, Zonegran, Relpax, Arava,Nasorel, Singular,Meclizine,Lomotil,Ultram.
 
Non-Prescription:
 
Chromium (to regulate hypoglycemia)
B Vitamins
Vitamin C
Green Tea
Papaya ( for replacement of enzymes lost from gall bladder removal.)


stkitt
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and Welcome to Healing Well,

I am not an physician or a professional of any kind, but looking at your report is appears that you are not a candidate for surgery at this time. If it was me then I would continue to follow up with an ortho Dr.

What are they planning on injecting? My persoanl opinion is you need to meet with your physician to have him explain in simple terms what the MRI indicates.

Where do you live if you want to share as you mentioned if anyone knew of any resource you could night be eligible for? You may email me by clicking on the envelope icon next to my name.

I wish you the best outcome.

Keep posting.


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HighlandWolf
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 7/28/2007 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you kitt. I sent you an email. I am into natural healing and have 47 books..stored unfortunately. I could help folks here..if I could remember..duh..
 
I don't know what they are yet..my first appt. is Aug. 3. I had to resched. due to a cousin's memorial serv.
 
I have no idea what I am eligible for yet.
 
I can say I live in the deep end of Southern Illinois
 
Which needs to break-off from the State of Chicago..HAHA..it's true..we'd be better off.
 
Nice to be here. yeah
Even a man who is pure of heart and says his prayers by night will become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
 
 
 
Confirmed Diagnosises:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (27 years) Neuropathy (from RA 11 years) Genetic Nerve Deafness (10+ years) OsteoArthritis (12+ years) GERD (17+ years)
Mild HBP (less than one year) Complicated Migraines ( 15+ years) Vertigo( 3 years) Allergies and Chronic Bronchitis, (all my life)Chronic Diarrhea (16 years)
 
Medications: Prevacid (When TAP gets off their booty) Lisinopril, Zonegran, Relpax, Arava,Nasorel, Singular,Meclizine,Lomotil,Ultram.
 
Non-Prescription:
 
Chromium (to regulate hypoglycemia)
B Vitamins
Vitamin C
Green Tea
Papaya ( for replacement of enzymes lost from gall bladder removal.)

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