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Old 03-21-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
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I'm 53 male, had whip-lash in a car accident on last 21st of Jan. after the m.r.i., i was diagnosed, 1)The cervical marrow signal is normal, 2) The cervicaldiscs are dessicated appearing hypointense in T2 weighted image. 3)The C3-C4 disc shows posterocentral protrusion causing spinal stenosis with resultant thecal and mild cord compression. 4) C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 disc shows diffuse posterior protrusions causing spinal stenosis and bilateral neural foraminal narrowing with resultant thecal compression but no cord compression. There is focal hyperintense signal in T2 weighted image in compressed spinal cord at C3-C4 level suggesting myelopathic change. The rest of cervical cord has normal signal intensity. Ther is no abnormal perivertebral soft tissue. The effective midsagittal diameter of spinal canal at various disc levels are as follows:
C2-C3 C3-C4 C4-C5 C5-C6 C6-C7
9.5 mms 7.0 mms 7.5 mms 8.0 mms 8.5 mms

IMPRESSION:
Posterocentral Protrusion of C3-C4 disc causing spinal stenosis with thecal and mild cord compression as well as myelopathic change in cord but no remarkable neural foraminal stenosis.
Diffuse posterior protrusions C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 discs causing spinal stenosisand bilateral neural foraminal narrowing with resultant thecal compression but no cord compression.
On receiving second physical ckeck-up, the doctor(Orthopedic Surgeon) deed not find any abnormal sympton and allowed me 'hard colar' only for next six weeks. during this period there was no detoriation of my condition.after six week completion, again by not finding sufficient ground, advised not to go for any surgery now. but in the mean time I have started fealing little numbness in my some of the finger tips. Now my querry is, 1) how critical is my condition?, what will be my future course of action. otherwise I have no complecation/pain what-so ever.

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Old 03-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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If this is your family physician monitoring your case, you might want to be seen by a neurosurgeon and get their opinion. The surgeons I have seen would want to correct this situation.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by Administrator; 03-21-2010 at 06:25 PM. Reason: removed inappropriate diagnosing. See your own doctors.

 
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