Not sure what to think..black lines in spine canal
I had a cervical MRI today. It shows a herniated disc at C5-6 and possibly at C3-4. I also noticed that there are black lines in the white area running laterally by the spinal cord. What could this mean? I tried looking up info on black lines in the spinal fluid, black lines in the spinal canal, and black lines in or by the thecal sac but came up empty handed. My symptoms are dizziness, headaches, pain in my neck, pain in my shoulder, pain and tingling in my arm and thumb. I also had a brain MRI which showed normal. I tried also looking up to see if the lines are part of the nucleus pulposis. My appointment with the neurosurgeon isn't for another week...I'm not sure if I can wait a week to find out. Any help of where to look or anybody with this same thing would be a great help to ease my mind.
Last edited by pny83002; 06-05-2009 at 07:04 AM.