Ok in 2008 had cervical fusion with metal plate at c4-5 and c6-7. Well been having problems and below is new Mri report I go to Neuro on Tuesday but can anyone help here. A little more info in 2008 I had impingement on spinal cord at c5-6-7hence the fusion. Mri done yesterday here is what it says.
thre is discogenic endplate change see at c3-4 as well as degenerative change and spondylosis. (What is discongenic endplate changes???)
Findings suggest a disc protrusion at C4-5 the signal in the visualized portion of the central nervous system appears within normal limits.
C2-3 there is a central disc protrusion producing mild central stenosis, but no impingement on cord.
C3-4 there is a broad based disc protrusion more pominent focally with near complete effacement of the tecal sac, but no definite impingement on the cord producing mild to moderate central stenosis. There is bilateral facet arthropathy, and there is evidence of mild righ sided neural foraminal stenosis.
C4-5 there is a large central dis protrusion with essentially complete effacement of thecal sac. Mild impingement on the anterior surface of the spinal cord suggested. Thee is facet arthropathy seen and there is mild left sides neural foraminal stenosis.
C6-7 findings suggest a right pracentral disc protrusion producing mild to moderate central canal stenosis with near complete effacement of the thecal sac. There is no definte foramminal stenosis.
Why would I have this if I had the ACDF don't they remove the disc????
Post Contrast images deomonstrates that het fusion in 2008 seen is new in the interval. Degree of stenosis seen at C3-4 appears to be slightly greater than on the previous exam.
Increased spinal stenosis at c4-5 compare to the previous study in 2008 there is also somewhat more prominent discogenic endplate changes seen at c3-4. (Again what is discogenic endplate changes???)
Can anyone please help me my appt is Tues with Nuero My doc in 2008 was an ortho but he has moved so this is a new doc. Now this new MRI states suggest spinal cord anterior at C4-5 another question does it matter if it is anterior or other location???? Just trying to figure out am I headed back for another surgery because of the suggested spinal cord involvement. My neck does hurt stiff it gets stuck and then pops yesterday when this happened I actually seen stars and white spots. Tingling and numbness from upper back all the way up on top of my head, and dizziness, headaches and it seems that my hands have a bit trouble with fine motor skills, like it takes me forever to put on my necklaces, and my earrings, seems to be with more tideous motor skills, can all this be caused from the neck..
if anyone can please help me that would be great or at least help me understand this report better or questions to ask Nuero Sorry this is soo long but just really frustrated. Thanks in advance..