Anybody out there know something about MRI bone pictures?
I have been dx'd with DDD in both the c and L spine. I also have numerous brain lesions, that cannot be explained by DDD. My MRIs of the spine show dark spots on the bone, yet my research comes up empty handed. All of the images I see online show more or less uniform bone color, but not mine.
Below are some images of the recent C spine. An older MRI of the lumbar spine (on old fashioned film) showed the same kind of V shaped discoloration.
I had lead poisoning back in 1991 (from dump burning of toxic materials from 1/90 to 10/91) and wonder if some of the non-motor neuro sx are due to lead leaching out from my bones after menopause, which is when my sx began.
I have both radiologists' reports and my neurologists finding of DDD with nerve impingement in both the L and C spine as well as several cysts. No mention was made of the dark spots on the bone, however bone marrow findings were clear. I have a follow up with the neuro at the the end of August.
Sx are numerous:
Numbness and tingling- mostly extremities and face
Hyperreflexia- mostly R leg
Weakness in hands, legs
Lightheadedness/Vertigo often accompanied by blurred or double vision
Chronic headaches- can be on daily basis lasting for months
Language problems, both verbal and written
Erratic blood pressure
Irregular sleep pattern
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