CERVICAL SPINE AREA MRI C1-C7/BEGINNING OF T1 AREA
Normal vertabral body and height and alignment. Mild disk space narrowing C6-7 similiar to prior study with mild hypertrophic spurring, degenerative loss of disk signal all cervical levels.
C6-7: Bilateral neural foraminal stenosis greater on left. There is a mild disk bulging.
No evidence for lateralizing disk herniation or spinal stenosis. Cervical cord normal in size and homogeneous in signal intensity. Craniovertebral junction normal.
MILD CERVICAL DEGENERATIVE DISEASE MOST PROMINENT AT THE C6-7 LEVEL. INTERVAL DEVELOPMENT OF MILD BILATERAL NEURAL FORAMINAL STENONIS AT THE C6-7 LEVEL.
THORACIC AREA MRI
This is a MRI/MRI-T-spine w/o contrast.
Multisequence, multiecho NRI of the thoracic spine
Normal vertebral body and height and alignment. Mild disk narrowing and hypertrophic spurring involving multiple mid and lower thoracic levels. schmorl node involving superior endplate T11. No MR evidence for lateralizing disk herniation or spinal stenosis. Thoracic cord normal in size and homogeneous in signal intensity. Marrow signal unremarkable
Mild thoracic degenerative disease.
SO, O.K THE SCHMORL NODE IS LISTED UNDER INVESTIGATION IN THE BIG MEDICAL LIBRARY UNIVERSITY BOOK AS BEING SYMPTOMATIC AND THEIR ETIOLIGICAL SIGNICANCE FOR BACK PAIN Is CONTROVERSIAL..meaning I have good days and I have complaining days with pain and it is all in the patients head....pretty much, no actual proof?
I have stenosis in the neck area and ouch all the time...the pain is constant and more severe with just turning head left, right, up or down. Fatigue of this area as the day goes on..Being on the computer is just brutal for me that is why I do not keep conversations active on this board but I do love reading and seeing how other people are making the best with what they have?
My thoracic area discomfort becames painful as the same as the cervical does, as fatique sets in from the spurring areas?
The spurring is the problem with my fatigue, mostly stabbing me in my spine as I get active at the beginning of the day....as the day goes on the flare up sets in. IS THERE ANY KIND OF SURGERY FOR THIS? I HAVE NO EVIDENCE FOR STENOSIS IN THIS AREA.
No, I do not want any professional therapy or physical therapy. I just want your input from healthboards of how do I cope with this and make the best of each day? I just have to learn to slow down on my daily activies and my driving. I can med up and than I over stress my condition and than bammm, I am down in bed. I am trying to get to prevent the episodes and the vomiting, severe neck and thoracic trauma (twisting, turning, bending, etc.. that sets me into throwing up and being mobilized in bed for a couple of days with delbilitating pain...
I may end up just getting (the old age factor, ageing and deteriorating) faster because of the damage that is being done to my spine with the spurs??? Thank you for your input and now I will go and med up! Have a great day even if you r just laying low. Thank you in advance