Re: ACDF C5-6 in Jan But Car Accident Today
so sorry you had to go thru the MVA on top of everything else you have been dealing with too. the one thing that i just REALLY think you NEED right now is a good contrasted MRI just to really 'see' into that c 5-6 are(mostly) for ANY more possible compromise of what is already been cord contact if i remember right? you just already had been in the contemplating surgery mode here well before this occured. it would really reqire another follow up MRI even before any NS would even begin to reassess the need for surgery, they just do not like any suprises popping up in the OR that could have been found simply taking the time to recheck what is now considered to also be a traumatized/compromised area. ya know what i mean?
i see you have new pain over that "L neck shoulder area? did you have your seatbelt on at the time? this could just be the 'normal 'deceleration and forces involved just wearing that seatbelt at all. but they do save you from a ton of other possible types of damage, trust me on that one. but they do tighten up upon impact and can casue some pretty good bruising depending upon speed and how quicly you just come to that dead stop. your body just would naturally absorb the overall impact too.
just considering everyting involved here, i really do think at least a contrasted MRI just IS a very needed thing right now. you could have made certain situations worse, and you just need that look at what was your worst problem(and the most dangerous) involving the cord up there too, that one just IS very crucial right now.
i would simply see your primary right now for that MRI referral. its good that you already have one done to compare this newer one to. it would show possible changes really well. but this IS a needed test in light of what was just already present ya know what i mean? better safe than sorry here suz.
just make certain to actually kind of journal any changes in what you HAD been feeling and now and beyond here. any real changes could mean some level of furthering of the actual cord involvement and or new crap to have to deal with. alot of real injuries just do not always actually show themselves til the body has kind of gotten over the real 'trauma'? so you may start feeling crappy stuff over the next week or so. just keep is journaled in some way(ANY new symptoms or exascerbation of old ones). i do hope nothing was made worse for you, espescially where that cord was being compromised up there. just get this checked out as soon as you can. and x ray really is worth crap when trying to really assess the CNS as a whole. please keep me and the others here who care about you too all posted hon. take it easy for a while, K? marcia
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