Posted 12/7/2011 4:32 PM (GMT -7)
Oh Lynn, try to hang in there and stay positive mate *gentle hugs*
If it helps -
The lateral recess is where the big nerve roots exit the spinal cord. The neural foraminae are the spaces formed between the vertebrae that allow the individual spinal nerves, blood vessels, etc. to exit to the body.
If you have stenosis of one of those spaces, it means that they are narrowed. This can be caused by bulging or herniated discs, bone spurs from arthritis, etc. What this means is that the nerves may be squashed as they pass through, resulting in things like tingling sensations, pain, numbness, weakness.
The hemangioma is a benign tumour - 'incidentally noted' means that they just happened to note its being there. The person who interpreted your results doesn't appear to think that there is any sign of spinal cord compression or other problems.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, osteopenia.
On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio