Results of MRI resulting from auto accident
52 yr. old male - recently involved in rear end collision I was the automobile that was hit from behind. Current symptoms = numbness in fingers, soreness in left side of back behind shoulder blade, soreness in back of neck, slight throbbing in left arm, occasional spasm like tightness in left side of chest near arm pit. Have rule out any heart issues as I have completed full cardiac tests - EKG, echocardiogram, stress test, cardiac catheter; all test results were normal.
MRI results =
C3-4 - possible moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing due to uncovertebral hypertrophy.
C4-5 - moderate bulging disc osteophyte complex, effacing the entire thecal sac.
C5-6 - possible central disc protrusion.
C6-7 - mild bulging disc.
Possible central HNP at C5-6.
Possible bilateral moderate neural foraminal narrowing at C3-4.
Moderate multilevel spinal canal stenosis.
Mild disc space reduction is noted at C5-6 and C6-7.
My chiropractor seems to think that she can treat the spinal stenosis and relieve the numbness in the hand. Should I see an Orthpedic back/neck specialist and/or should I also see a Neurosurgeon?
Last edited by arefsnider; 02-22-2010 at 04:52 PM.