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Old 10-22-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
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Couple of Neck/cirvical related questions

I'm sorry for the long post, I felt more information I could give would be more helpful.

Hi, I was injured back in the end of March of this year when while working on a car, the hood support failed and the hood came down on the back of my skull giving me a moderate concussion, as well as a cut. I was told by my manager I didn't need immediate medial treatment, to go home and rest and then go to the company doctor the next day. I understand I should've persisted, but I was going in and out and hazy at the time.

The next day I went to the doctor (I'll leave them nameless). Told them what happened, and the doctor said I had a moderate concussion, and whiplash without ordering an xray or any further testing. They then sent me home and said come back in a week after tehy gave me prescription for pain killers(don't remember what). During this week, my neck and severe headaches/migraines got worse, went back and told them. I've been kept off work since then for severe headaches/migraines, vertigo, and other Post concussion symptoms while still complaining about sever neck pain and not receiving anything but muscle relaxants for the pain.

Finally, and I swear I'm telling the truth nearly 6-7 months later, he ordered xray's and found that my cervical spine curvature was backwards, and ordered another MRI for the skull and neck area. This then relieved that I had an Cervical Fracture that had "healed" as well as and I'll list whats on the report.

"Endplate osteophytes are present at C6-7. Multilevel loss of disc space height and disc desiccation are present"(Just curious if someone could put this in laymans terms please)

It goes on to read.
C2-3: No herniated disc. Posterior annular tear. Widely patent spinal canal or neural foramina.

C3-4: No posterior herniated disc. Posterior annular tear. Widely patent spinal canal or neural foramina

C4-5: Tiny posterior herniated disc. Posterior annular tear. A widely patent spinal canal or neural foramina

C5-6: Tiny Posterior herniated disc. Posterior annular tear. Widely patent spinal canal and neural foramina

C6-7: Minimal posterior bulging/herniated disc. Posterior annular tear. Widely patent spinal and neural foramina

C7-T1: No posterior herniated disc.

impression
1. Small multilevel posterior herniated discs. Multilevel degenerative disc disease. Widely patent spinal canal and neural foramina.
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Now, I've never once ever hurt my neck. In the past 6 months, I've had bulging and herniated disc's. I went through a vigorous physical therapy session for almost a month and a half with this, is there possible permanent damage done by not being in a brace, or missing this completely for that long?

 
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