I have already had three spine surgeries. Two low back, and one neck surgery. I had a shunt placed at c-2 to t 1.5 my most recent MRI has shown this new finding. What is it? I can't get into a Neuro FOREVER .. they are all too backed up.
I had a minor car wreck in 1998, by 1999 they finally did an MRI, and I had a syringomyelia :*( after another car wreck in late 1999 -- had another MRI, and the syringo had progressed -- so they had to put in a syringosubarachnoid shunt .. it was a miserable surgery, nasty recovery .. I've managed to have a pretty good life since then, however the surgery left me with a numb left arm -- and I still have nasty pain in the back of my head. I've had two low back surgeries as well. It's taken over my life. I have a routine MRI every year, and this is the first one in all those years that has shown Myleomalacia .. my Primary care had no clue what it is .. it's somewhere between c-2 and c-5 ... I have a neuro appointment on friday -- here in Columbus .. I really am scared. I have four daughters I need to LIVE for. :*(
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