Re: Cervical spine problem - Having dizziness and headache
MRI results are complicated. I have learned that doctors put alot of stock into those tests & they do not always show it all. I have the same, the dizziness, & when I had my MRI it showed problems in the cervical but not enough to indicate it was causing all my problems. After years of suffering I started having PTs & even a doctor admitt that they are not as reliable as we are led to believe. 31/2 yrs since my problem started I am back to having my cervical & thoracic spine looked at. I dont have much faith in tests.
My pt made a good point, you are in one postion for an MRI so it does not show what is going on in there when movement is involved. Anytime PT was attempted on my neck it would trigger off violent headaches so I figured all along there was more going on then any MRI showed. Its all confusing & frustrating. I am trying to just put together what area of the cervical or thoracic can cause what, such as certain areas of cervical effect certain fingers, same with shoulders arm, chest area. That is also how my PM is looking at treating me. Good luck, Sammy
ps dont know if it helps but thus far my problems are starting at C6 & down, although my MRI indicated C5 the PM is so far starting at C6, I do have some of the same indicated in yours, & it was said to be mild. I have also learned it can depend on who is reading the MRI, how they interput it.
Last edited by sammyo1; 07-14-2008 at 04:49 AM.