About Me: Male, 53, abilene, TX, member since Sep 2009
My C6-7 showed disc desiccation,a broad-based protruding disc ,totally effaces the thecal sac,causes a reduction in the spinal cord.Severe aquired spinal canal stenosis.Left neural foremen is slightly narrowed from osteophytes.That is what my M.R.I. showed.I had surger
[More]y 2004.Now I had to get a myelogram 2008.I kept getting severe pain,all down my back.My neck hurt bad!. My arms,chest,elbows kept giving me burning pain! My neck,arms would swell up if I did anything for a period of time.(15-20min).After my surgery I kept getting new symptoms that I never expierenced before.Since my surgery,I've seen 3 nerosurgeons,all 3 said there was nothing they could do. One Dr. said it was possible that this pain could be related to some psychiatric problems.I couldn't believe him.My myelogram showed this in 2008.My C3-4shows central disc bulge.C4-5 central disc herniation which indents the thecal sac diameter 9mm. C5-6,minimal degenerative changes. T8-9 small central disc herniation without cord compression is seen minimally indenting the thecal sac,degenerative disc disease is also seen. T9-10 shows a right posterior and lateral disc osteophyte complex,somewhat narrowing the right neural foramina without significant cord compression,degenerative disc disease with herniation. L4-5 shows central and right foraminal disc herniation indenting the thecal sac and right exiting nerve root,causes moderate central stenosis with residual canal diameter of 7mm,degenerative disc disease is also seen.L5-S1 degenerative disc disease with loss of disc height and vacuum phenomenon is likely annular tear and fissure with air seen in the epidural space,it likely represents annular tear with disc herniation adjacent to the left exiting nerve. Minimal vacuum phenomenon seen in the sacroiliac joints bilaterally.As I type this my elbows hurt! It's never bothered me before surgery.I never knew I had all of what the myelogram showed,before surgery I never complained about my neck,never went to a Dr. for my neck.I've complained of my middle and lower back. My condition is not getting any better,and I need HELP! Maybe your Drs' could get interested.I was taking hydrocodene after surgery for 2yrs,my stomach started hurting bad! I asked I could change pills because my pain ! I still get burning sharp pain down my back,my lower back has been hurting really bad!,lately.Of what I've showed should I be getting these symptoms,the burning,the swelling,the pain all over my body.I just like to be toid what exactly is happening,no one has explained what I have . I've been told they can't do anything ,but only Dr.Gomez who told me that I was messed-up all over,and nothing they could do would help.I still like to know ! WHY!! I'm getting worse. PLEASE HELP IF POSSIBLE!! THANK YOU!!! P.S.A.
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