The patient has had previous anterior cervical fusion at c5-c6 with anterior plate and screws in good position. There is prominent ventral impression on the thecal sac centrally and to the left of c6-c7 related to a combination of spur and disc. Predominant pathology is osseous. There is a spinal stenosis with canal measuring 9.8 mm at c6-c7. The canal also shows narrowing at c4-c5 secondary to spurring. The canal measures 9.8 mm at this level. There is a narrowing of the canal to the left at c3-c4 secondary to large spur with canal measuring 9.5 mm. Minimal cord flattening on the left at c4-c5. No foraminal stenosis.
Can someone please shed some light on this? Seems to me I am gonna need to have surgery to remove some bone spurs soon. Does this sound like I am right?
Sounds like you've already had some surgery if you have a C-5, C-6 fusion...you should be having the physician that ordered this xray explaining this for you. Was there no follow up visit after it was ordered? This definitely needs an MD explanation! You should go to your doctor visit with your questions written down and take someone you trust with you to help you absorb the information that you are given.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post first off. And yes your correct I have had surgery already. I have a follow up with my Dr. as well. This coming week. I am basically being impatient and was just wanting a second set of eyes to see if what I am thinking this is saying sounds about right to them.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.