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Cervical MRI results - Bummer Knees - 04-09-2009 04:56 PM
I have the written report for the cervical MRI I had earlier this week.
Since the auto accident I've had headaches 4 days or more a week.
On occasion I will have problems with a pinched nerve on the left side.
C5-6 - There is mild to moderate spondylotic changes.
There is a mild midline to left lateral disc protrision.
There is no evidence of stenosis.
C6-7 - There are mild spondylotic changes with anterior spurring at the C4-5 and the C6-7 levels.
That is all it says.
RE: Cervical MRI results - MJC - 04-09-2009 05:08 PM
I am away from home staying with my son at this time for a bit but I will check in on the apartment computers when they are available. Did your doctor mention if you had any nerver compression going on at any of these levels? Sometimes it states it in the report but not always. If this has not been mentioned to you, you need to ask that question. The bone spurs alone could be near nerves that run in that area. I will check back as soon as I can. God Bless!
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bummer Knees - 04-09-2009 05:26 PM
I won't see the doctor until Monday.
I picked up the film & report today to take to his office.
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 04-09-2009 05:51 PM
I'm not being much of a fan of that MRI report...
Spondylotic changes mostly means spinal changes as we age. Really not a bunch more.
Spurring is also part of Spondylotic changes which could mean arthritis taken place.
In general, it means this;
Any injury you received when you were in the auto accident would not have caused these changes BUT might have aggravated this underlying condition - creating potentially a lot of pain and dysfunction. Hopefully, you will get some excellent treatment and I pray you will respond well and recover.
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bummer Knees - 04-09-2009 06:12 PM
Would this would give reason or cause for the headaches?
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 04-09-2009 06:24 PM
It's possible, but hard to say at the same time.
RE: Cervical MRI results - Cycler - 04-09-2009 07:52 PM
Cervical spondylosis can often be determined as symptomatic by a simple trial of cervical traction which may even be curative. The traction can be accompanied by spinal manipulation which enjoys a very high degree of success in painful restricted motion with headache and neither has any substantial risk versus pretty much every other treatment approach. Try a good chiropractor who employs a massage therapistwho will perform manual cervical traction and you will know if it's helpful in the first two visits.
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bummer Knees - 04-09-2009 08:06 PM
After the auto accident I was given the diagnosis of traumatic myofascitis.
I received 2 weeks of physical therapy, lots of massages.
At the end of 2 weeks I lost range of motion and physical therapy was not continued.
I'm setting at the computer with the tens unit, I have pads placed on my neck due to a major headache.
RE: Cervical MRI results - UndercovrAngel - 04-09-2009 08:10 PM
I had a similar MRI on my cervical spine back in 2005. Except there was spinal impingement due to the protrusion. Not only did my PM Dr do therapy on me, but put me in cervical traction at every visit. I was having a headache that would not go away, and my neck was so messed up that the chiro couldn't manipulate it. I also, through my insurance, got a portable cervical traction unit that I use every time I get a headache that won't go away. It is what I call my miracle cure.
I would definitely check into massage therapy and cervical traction and see if it helps.
RE: Cervical MRI results - Bummer Knees - 04-09-2009 08:21 PM
Thank you for the post UA.
I visit with my attorney next week.
Today I received a denial of payment for a medical bill on my neck.
I spoke with the insurance company last week and they said medical would be covered on my neck.
They are so...........................!!!