Posted 8/10/2019 10:36 AM (GMT -6)
Alcie, I hope that when you requested a copy of the myelogram report you also asked for the post-myelo Ct. If this were me, I would get on the internet & look for a board certified fellowship trained neurosurgeon. They are not rare either, there are plenty of them out here. With all of the stenosis you have an orthopedic would not be a dr of my choice. They do not have the extensive training or expertise to address these issues. Just my 2 cents. How old is your surgeon?
I had to look up myelomalacia. From what I read on several sites this is what I found; with myelomalacia the spinal cord softens. The softening is often a result of of lack of blood supply to the spine-due to injury or degeneration of the spine over time. When the spine softens, the nerves are put at increased risk, nerve damage from bulging discs & other conditions become more probable. Most common with the neck & back.
I don't know, you are not the typical patient, your situation is complicated in many ways. Your dr sounds like it's not something he wants to get involved with. I know you said he is conservative, bu I think this is more than being conservative. Also, is this a DO group? Not sure this neuro/psych dr will be of much value to you either.