I realize I'm not asking MD's, but many of you have seen your own MRI's and I'm wondering about
Here's a composite of four images:i50.tinypic.com/ayvdk3.jpg
The left top is normal, the left bottom identifies the level for the left top image.
The right top shows a compressed cord, the right bottom identifies the level for the right top image.
The right bottom also shows a few
locations where there are disk issues, the worst being C4/C5 (as well as above and below).
The MD said that the C5 vertebrae is also putting pressure on the column, but it doesn't seem as pronounced to me -- nor do I see more than a slight signal increase in the cord in that area (the left it a T2 image, where inflammation causes signal change)
I wish I had an MRI report, but the MD didn't order one and though he said he would call back after consulting with some neurologists (about
what are supposed to me some rare issues he saw), he hasn't called back (and I've called his office).
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg & 2-3x 10mg Hydrocodone daily. Oxycodone 10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).