I have 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?
Yes I have an appt. Wednesday with my Ortho. But I am impatient and have had enough MRI's and a prior surgery to know this one happens to sound surgical..Just wanted to kinda confirm what I think I already know.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
I will check with the forums though if someone will be in there prior to the appt..
Got in to Ortho today instead of Wednesday....Did not get good news.. I have to have surgery. And as soon as possible.. My left hand strength is greatly diminished. Having bladder control issues as well. He referred me to the Neurosurgeon today. Said I need to get this done as soon as possible to keep the diminished strength from being permanent. Which is a definite possibility if I let it go too much longer... Not a happy camper to say the least.....
After 6 long months of struggling and unable to walk I was diagnosed with severe cervcal stenosis, spondolosis and decompressed spinal cord from C1 toT2, I was told I had permanent nerve damage and may be paralyzed after surg, I just had my 6 week check up and back at work full time, I'm in a little pain but nothing like I was, I am so blessed and thankful to be able to walk.
My Neurosurgeon is Dr. Lo from Beaumont Texas he is an angel sent from heaven.
Had surgery January 29th.. Still in the recovery process. But oh my, so much better.. I have full strength back in my left hand. Am almost pain free from surgery itself. Can finally move head up, down, and back and forth without pain.. Off all pain meds. Which is a blessing in and of itself... Only bad thing is, My vocal chord is slightly paralyzed. But the Dr. said I should get that back soon enough. So overall surgery was a success!!
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