Re: Results of MRI resulting from auto accident
i would have to agree with NP up there? you have WAY too many 'possibles" going on in that report to realistically even KNOW for certain just what the heck you are even dealing with here? NP?? do you know what that 'HNP" actually is? never saw that abbreviation before in an MRI report.
the one HUGE thing i would NOT even think about until you have at least seen a good neurosurgeon and get HIS expert "second real read' of your films is go to ANY chiro for this level of c spine issues with some that are just not really even clear here? while chiros DO have their place, i personally would stay away when it even involves something like the c spine level at all.
you also do have the thecal sac compression going on here too that makes doing ANY real 'adjustments' done by any chiro much more risky since that just possibly could even push that whole area even closer to your spinal cord? chiro adjustments are what are called 'blind' adjustments, meaning they cannot even see what it is they are actually 'moving either forwards or backwards within that spinal column? kind of dangerous just moreso with that thecal sac finding. you just have both a bulge there and a what appears to be large amount of bone spurring there too(the 'complex'?)? that is what is pushing up against that outter covering that surrounds the actual spinal cord itself. there is a cushion of fluid there too but it gets a bit skinnier as it passes thru that area too.
you most definitely NEED to seek out what NP suggested. personally i would seek out an actual neurosurgeon for that particular area, but thats just me. just do not seek out a plain old ortho surgeon for this area at all. if anything you would need a very highly trained form of an ortho spinal specialist or the NS i mentioned. you just DO need that eval and consult before really 'doing' anything to that c spine area. i would only seek out any chiro if my surgeon who knows the level of injuries here actually thinks it would be a good idea first, and still i would be kind of apprehensive about it. just because it IS the c spine at all thats involved here. good luck with this and please do keep us posted. marcia
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9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.