I'm really worried
I am really worried.
First of all, next week 1/11/13 I am going for a Intrathecal Pain Pump to be implanted at the T 10 level to help the mid-back & lumbar region. The trial was successful. That is NOT worrying me.
But in the interim I went thru a MRI of the Cervical and Thoracic region. While several things showed up, the following concerned me greatly.
There are bone spurs and protrusions/bulges in both area.
BUT, there is myelomalacia and Focal Cord Atrophy of the cervical spine which I knew about. My neurosugeon is worried about it too. He hesitates to operate because of so many prior surgeries and other health risks.
But in addition to the above the MRI that was just done shows
"SEVERE LOSS OF DISC HEIGHT AT C6-7"
So between the myelomalcia the focal cord atrophy and the loss of disc height - SEVERE - all in the same region this really bothers me.
Any suggestions; thoughts; comments.
I am really worried as the days go by...........