I know it has been a while since I posted.....kind of like I dropped off of the face of the earth. Things happen and change what you can and cannot do and I needed a break (plus my daughter just went back to school on Friday). It's been an exceptionally busy summer for my family and I have done all I can not to burden them with my pains and illnesses. It has been especially hard because of some new developments in several areas.
The bottom line for this post, however, is to ask help from some of you "more experienced" back people who might can help me understand the MRI's I just had done.
A breakdown is like this: C - Spine W/O contrast: Mild/Moderate cervical spondylosis and facet arthropathy, C5-6 small annular disc bulge which slightly indents the thecal sac, C6-7 small annular disc bulge without significant canal or foraminal stenosis, C7-T1 left paracentral focal disc bulge which indents the thecal sac and slightly displaces the cord to the right. Impression: No fracture or subluxation, Mild to moderate spondylosis and facet arthrophy, Small annular disc bulges C5-6 and C6-7 w/o significant canal ro foraminal stenosis, C6-T1 left paraacentral focal disc herniation which causes mild canal stenosis only.
T-Spine W/O contrast: mild/moderate difuse thoracic spondylosis, T2-3 small annular disc bulge, T3-4 & T4-5 Small anular disc bulges w no significant canal stenosis, axial images limited by motion (I was having muscle spasms pretty bad), T9-10 prominent thickening of the posterior elements on the right which slightly indents the cord but does not cause significant canal stenosis. Impression: no fracture or subluxation, Mild/Moderate diffuse thoracic spondylosis, small annular disc bulges at several levels in the thoracic spine and thickening of the posterior elements of T9-10. No significant canal stenosis or focal disc herniation.
L-Spine W & W/O contrast: Prior posterior fusion L5-S1 w/bilateral pedicle screws. Study limited by motion (again several muscle spasms on my part), mild/moderated spondylosis and facet arthropathy lowar lumbar spine. Conus terminates at L1. No abnormal signal w/in spinal cord. Axial images are severely limited by motion. L4-5 small annular disc bulge w/out signficant canal stenosis and w/ mild/moderate foraminal stenosis. L5-S1 small annular disc bulge associated w moderate sized left paracentral & lateral focal disc herniation. This does not cause significant narrowing of the central spinal canal but does narrow the left lateral recess and neural foramen. Post contrast images are also limited by motion. Impression: Study limited by motion. Post posterior fusion L5-S1 w/o evidence of complication. Moderate spondylosis and facet arthrophy. L5-S1 there is a moderate to large left paracentral and lateral disc herniation which narrows the left lateral recess and neural foramen. Evaluation limited by motion.
I know this is VERY long and I appreciate anyone willing to help interpret.
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Pre-glaucomic, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet & much more.....