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Old 05-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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mri results - need help reading them

hi! iam 42 just geard i am havign surgery and it need to be done. can anyone help me decipher this mri?
noted c3 - c7 laminectomy and stragihtening off cervical cord , subcentimeter hemangioma involvign T1 veterbral body was seen. modic degnerative changes in lower cervical verterbral bodies. disc dessication at mid lower cervical levles. c4-5, c5-6, c6-7 central disc protusion moderate central spinal stenosis,
c5-6 c6-7 mild bilateral foraminal stenosis due to facet hypertorphy, multileve ddd and disc bulges . any help i appreciated.

 
Old 05-31-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: mri results - need help reading them

this is anitavst agian. i forgot to mention i had c3 - 7 laminectomy and straightening of the cervical cord is jan 2005 - before the surgery i was paralized on the rhs and my lhs was going too. i was in hospital for 3 weeks nad my neurosrugeon said i would not survive and if i did i would be in a wheelshair - too much damage to my nerves was already done.
they shaved all my hair and went in through the back.
i DID survive, and took me a year to walk straight again (4 months off work to get my arms to work again - i work a desk job).
now i am having "upper" problems. migraines glaore, neck and shoulder chronic pain and my face and ears go numb, cant sit for too long - arm weakness on both sides and nerve pain and numbness all over. doc says i need ot have suregery agian - was not expecting it for anouther 10 years but need another one in five since my last one. this time it is on 3 levels - titanium plate and my hemangioma will need to be removed. he is also checkeing my swalling since i anm having torubl breathing and swamlloing food, lots of chest pains. he is saying success rate for this surgery is better than the last one ut i don understand why i am so scared. i have 2 little kids and i dont want them to go thorugh this agian - 7 and 4.
please help someone to understand why i ma so wroried this time aorund. i am reworking our trust, will and gursdianship for the kids just in case.
thanks!

 
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