Re: MRI Results C5-6 disc extrusion that indents the ventral spinal cord
i am not too sure about the naso findings but the c spine findings will probably need surgical intervention just to fix that extruded(herniated) disc since it is now touching, and also showing an indent into your spinal cord. it states moderate but that is always up for interpretation by your consulting surgeon too. your disc would have had to have torn a bit in the back in order to have the inner contents extrude like it is. have you consulted at least a neurosurgeon about this yet? i would get a couple of opinions myself. are you having ANY odd symptoms at all or pain? you said you are not up in your post but if you do have cord contact,it does not always present with pain,but odd sensations or strange "perceptions" of things,like the feeling of "wet" somewhere on your skin or little zingers or just anything you would not normally feel. i am also wondering about the "expected" contact of the c 6 nerve root? i am wondering if this was not actually visable becasuse of the extrusion being in the way? just a guess since normally it would show up pretty clearly upon MRI.
considering that your main issue appears to be at the c 5-6 level,are you getting any odd feelings or pain in your thumb or forefinger and possibly the middle too? i am not too certain just what they are talking about with the first sentence of the conclusion there? its a bit confusing. i do know when they state cranially it means closer to the brain or above,and when they state caudially,it means below or towards the caudial area. so it means above and below "something'. perhaps if you posted this in the spinal boards wayyyy down below here in the "Ss",they might be able to explain that particular finding a bit better for you,its a bit confusing to me. there are alot of really great knowledgable people down there. what did your ordering doc have to say about this report in general? sorry i couldn't help you more. but head on down to those spinal boards. good luck, **
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