Re: Understanding MRI Results?
Twohands has given you a good case scenerio. You do have multiple problems in your spine and are probably experiencing some nerve pain. If I were you I would get at least 2 opinions as to the proper treatment and what kind of surgery is recommended. The best doctors to do this, of course, is Orthopedic Spine Specialists and neurosurgeons....both should be fellowship trained and limit their practice to the spine. Personally, I prefer an Ortho spine specialist as I find them more "down to earth" and willing to go into detail with their patients. Of course, that is only my experience and there are plenty of people who swear by their neurosurgeon. Only you can decide what doctor best suits you and you can do that by seeing several specialists before deciding on a course of action.
Researching the terms in the MRI will be helpful so that you have a better understanding of what is going on.
I hope you will continue posting and keep us updated on how things are going. Best of luck to you.
Lumbar surgery x 7 over the last 30 years.
cervical fusion...2 levels
medtronic pain pump implanted
Last surgery Oct, 2010, 3 levels