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Re: MRI of the cervical spine results 6/30/00

Re: MRI of the cervical spine results 6/30/00

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Posted by connieWise on July 19, 2000 at 10:05:23:

In Reply to: MRI of the cervical spine results 6/30/00 posted by Wendy on July 03, 2000 at 21:32:36:

: I am interested in opinions on what my next course of action should be about these results. Have an appointment with a Neurosurgeon already.
: The following is the radiologists report on the MRI:

: "The study is of good technical quality.

: The study is abnormal. The cervical lordosis is reversed. There is evidence of wide spread cervical disc degeneration and desiccation, most marked at C4-5,C5-6, and to a lesser extent at C6-7. The intervertebral disc at the C5-6 level proyudes posteriorly, to the left, distorting the dorsal nerve roots, with most of the free disc and/or disc fragment oriented laterally toward the region of the neural foramina. Similar, but less dramatic disc bulging evident at the C4 level.

: At C5-6, the thecal sac is somewhat flattened. Cervical cord normal. No syrinx. Small anterior extradural defects C3-4 and C4-5 from mild disc bulging.
: IMPRESSION: Herniated C5-6 intervertebral disc posteriorly, and to the left, into the region of the left neural foramina with C5-6 nerve root edema. Moderate bulging C4-5 and to a lesser extent C3-4 discs."

Dear Wendy, I was in a car accident in April of l998. Was told I had a herniated disc c-5. I didn't have the epidural or talk to a neurosurgeon. I opted to have chiropractic care, however I wish I had gone ahead and talked to a neurosurgeon because it has been 21/2 years and I can barely get through a week still. I am just now able to get insurance through the medical card. I am trying to decide whether to pursue a neurosurgeon. I don't know what caused your injuries, but for insurance purposes I would get the most advice I could get.

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