I am new to this board...actually to any board whatsoever; and am having some severe back and neck pain/problems. Finally broke down and had a cervical spine MRI.
At C3-C4: retrolisthesis, moderate facet arthropathy, inducing mild to moderate neural foraminal narrowing.
C4-C5: small paracentral disk protrusion indenting the right ventral aspect of spinal canal and mild associated spinal canal narrowing measuring 8.8 mm.
At C5-C6: retrolisthesis, broad-based disk bulge osteophyte complex somewhat eccentric to right measuring 3-4mm causing mild to mod. right lateral recess narrowing which could compromise right c5 nerve root in its lateral recess. Mild to moderate right neural foraminal narrowing from intraforaminal disk component. Disc abnormality contacts and slightly indents ventral spinal cord, inducing mild spinal canal stenosis measuring 8mm.
At C6-C7: Mild broad-based posterior disk buldge contacting but not indenting ventral aspect of spinal cord, inducing mild spinal canal narrowing measuring 9mm.
Has anyone had anything similar to these problems and if so, what did you do? Thank you so much for any and all help ahead of time!
Last edited by kellster67; 06-28-2010 at 03:32 PM.
The first two times I had ACDF's done. I am now waiting on my 3rd one scheduled this week however it will be a bit more complex in nature as my second one failed and I continue to herniated up the c-spine.
I can say, without a doubt, for me that is, my first surgery eliminated my pain completely.
What has your surgeon suggested?
No matter how great your illness or pain, there's always someone else who may be worse off.