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How to Read a cervical spine mri Result

A: A cervical spine mri is a non-evasive procedure which examines the seven vertebrae at the top of your spine. cervical spine mris should always be read and interpreted by a professional radiologist. The radiologist will look for any abnormalities in the first seven vertebrae of the spine when reading the mri....


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cervical spine mri

A: Hanna Somatic Educatio Hello, Cathy, Your neck muscles are so tight that they are shortening your neck, compressing discs, causing them to bulge, and forming bone spurs at their attachments. The pain comes in part from muscle fatigue of the involved muscles and from facet joints of the vertebrae being irritated. I write more on that situation at http://www.somatics.com/whiplash.htm The write-up also gives my recommendation for a solution. Here is a page with video of an exercise that can help.  I think you"ll need more than that, but this should help. http://www.somatics.com/emergency_back_care.htm --  "12-Minute Emergency Back Self-Care" regard, Lawrence Gold...


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cervical spine mri for radiculopathy

A: 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? If you are having neck pain that radiates over the right shoulder, into the bicep, forearm, and involving your thumb and index finger -- it would seem this mri is showing the cause of your problems. The right sided disc herniation at C5-6 could cause the "pinched" nerve here, causing those symptoms above. The other levels seem to have some degenerative changes, but nothing too bad. Of...


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Translating cervical spine mri results

A: You need a spine surgeon. I assume from this report you have a lot of numbness in your left arm going down into your left index finger and thumb? And I bet they don''t work too well either. Some interpretation....let''s start with an anatomy lesson. The spinal cord exits the brain and comes down through the spinal canal inside of the vertebrae. It is encased in the "thecal sac" that holds spinal fluid around it. At each vertebra, a pair of spinal nerves peels off like a banana and leaves the vertebra by holes called the neural foramina(one on each side of the vertebra). In between each vertebra is a disc that is made up of spongy material that acts as a cushion between the vertebra. The discs can rupture and the spongy material can end up oozing out...


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I finished 6 cycles of FAC 2 years ago in May. Bilateral Ducatal Cell Carcinoma. I have had cognitive deficits (working memory and frontal lobe consistent with exposure to a toxin) documented by neuropsych testing as compared to pre-cancer scores (I was fortunate to have some on hand). Also cognitive deficits do not match those to be found in someone at my educational level and profession, without being specific. So these issues are there. this has been a challenge, especially since I have begged and begged for cognitive therapy! (My house is becoming more organized that Martha Stewart''s just so that I can keep my makeup straight!) It takes me about two hours to get ready in the morning. I am very slow with these things.However, most disturbing now, I am also getting increasing worse and worse neurological pain and numbness bilaterally in my arms, hands, fingers, lower legs, back, face, soles of feet. It is VERY uncomfortable and seems to be getting worse! I have been to the oncologist to rule out problems. They have done EMG on my right leg, which becomes weak on me and they are normal. They have run screening tests for lupus and that is normal except for positive ANA...which they tell me means nothing. I have been positive for an abnormal sleep architechture with no REM. I also have no ''sense'' of time. BP readings show my right leg more hypertensive than my left. (I have a hx of long recovery from anesthesia, FYI...when they tested serum cholinesterase it was actually a bit high.) I am having some pretty severe pain in my thoracic spine and my cervical spine. mri''s: brain normal. Back depending on the scan might have bulging discs but they didn''t seem to think that was the problem. The tingling in my lower legs gets worse when I lie on my back. I am at my wits end on this because I am VERY uncomfortable, fatigued, in pain ALL of the time with no relief, being told that this is ''subjective'' and it is downplayed...meanwhile; I accidentally cut myself with scissors, run my right side and leg into the wall, get bitten by ''yellow flies'' when I go outside at night and I can''t feel them until it itches, drop objects like screws, spill drinks or some liquid almost daily, am a clutz, have difficulty making my hands do what my brain is thinking for them to do (In drawing a picture, for example), have difficulty retrieving words, cannot do mental math greater than one step, don''t remember locations I am driving to even though I have been there many times, have problems focusing. What tests or differential diagnoses would you recommend to deal with the neuropathy and the PAIN??I have read where there are some neurological antibodies that can be evaluated, for example? Can you recommend specific articles on this with regard to my treatment chemo? These are very real to me, and I need help for these things; but the docs just drop it because they do not know what to do to help. Can you recommend a knowlegable doctor that will not just blow me off and disregard my issues? PS It was this site that advised me to go to the doc back when I first felt a suspicious area:-) I did so, and the rest is history...

A: there is some information about cognitive functioning issues and chemotherapy on our website at www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/artemis (use search feature) and also at www.breastcancer.org there is still more research to be done though before definitive answers are known. some women have reported memory problems following a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer too and they never had chemo at all....
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cervical spine mri results from rad

A: Hi and welcome. Sorry no one answered yet - there are lots of people here with similar problems. In the broad scheme of problems that can go wrong with your spine - this one is very common. I know it is scary, the best thing to do it try to learn the terminology and ask good questions to the doctors. You have degeneration of the discs - that means they are drying out, weakening, and maybe growing arthritis in there, and in this case at C3-4 you had one that is really damaged. The inner material called nucleus populus tore out of the tight outer band of the disc called the annulous fibrosis, and escaped. this material is gel like. Not only did it bulge out, you have an extrusion and a fragment that pushed through your posterior longitudinal ligament. This...


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cervical spine + mri Problems...Need Some Advice

A: When was the visit with the neurosurgeon when he said you were not a surgical candidate (sorry if I missed that in the note)? I''d think it''s time for a consultation with another neurosurgeon and perhaps an orthopedic spine surgeon (OSS). I''ve had good luck with OSS, just make sure that the spine is ALL that they do and they are board certified. I kind of had to push for my second neck surgery as the findings on tests were vague. But the surgeon told my husband I had a huge bone spur sitting on the nerve and severe stenosis to the point where he was amazed I wasn''t in tears all day every day. However, in May of this year I went back to that same surgeon (OSS) who did my neck surgeries in 2006 and 2008. He looked at my back x-ray and

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Got my cervical spine mri today. Only a year in the waiting

A: Certainly explains the headaches and the burning sensation all over my body.      Dear Test,      Good morning. How are you doing? I know you have had quite a bit going on in your life. I hope you are able to get some rest at some point today.      I am glad you got your mri out of the way. One less thing to deal with. When do you see your doctor to go over the results and come up with a treatment plan? I hope it is soon. Stay strong and hang in there. *hugg*   dani  causing dental problems. Is there a reason your dr took you off of Opana to begin with especially if it worked so well for you. Did you get a copy of the written report of the mri and when...


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I finished 6 cycles of FAC 2 years ago in May. Bilateral Ducatal Cell Carcinoma. I have had cognitive deficits (working memory and frontal lobe consistent with exposure to a toxin) documented by neuropsych testing as compared to pre-cancer scores (I was fortunate to have some on hand). Also cognitive deficits do not match those to be found in someone at my educational level and profession, without being specific. So these issues are there. this has been a challenge, especially since I have begged and begged for cognitive therapy! (My house is becoming more organized that Martha Stewart''s just so that I can keep my makeup straight!) It takes me about two hours to get ready in the morning. I am very slow with these things.However, most disturbing now, I am also getting increasing worse and worse neurological pain and numbness bilaterally in my arms, hands, fingers, lower legs, back, face, soles of feet. It is VERY uncomfortable and seems to be getting worse! I have been to the oncologist to rule out problems. They have done EMG on my right leg, which becomes weak on me and they are normal. They have run screening tests for lupus and that is normal except for positive ANA...which they tell me means nothing. I have been positive for an abnormal sleep architechture with no REM. I also have no ''sense'' of time. BP readings show my right leg more hypertensive than my left. (I have a hx of long recovery from anesthesia, FYI...when they tested serum cholinesterase it was actually a bit high.) I am having some pretty severe pain in my thoracic spine and my cervical spine. mri''s: brain normal. Back depending on the scan might have bulging discs but they didn''t seem to think that was the problem. The tingling in my lower legs gets worse when I lie on my back. I am at my wits end on this because I am VERY uncomfortable, fatigued, in pain ALL of the time with no relief, being told that this is ''subjective'' and it is downplayed...meanwhile; I accidentally cut myself with scissors, run my right side and leg into the wall, get bitten by ''yellow flies'' when I go outside at night and I can''t feel them until it itches, drop objects like screws, spill drinks or some liquid almost daily, am a clutz, have difficulty making my hands do what my brain is thinking for them to do (In drawing a picture, for example), have difficulty retrieving words, cannot do mental math greater than one step, don''t remember locations I am driving to even though I have been there many times, have problems focusing. What tests or differential diagnoses would you recommend to deal with the neuropathy and the PAIN??I have read where there are some neurological antibodies that can be evaluated, for example? Can you recommend specific articles on this with regard to my treatment chemo? These are very real to me, and I need help for these things; but the docs just drop it because they do not know what to do to help. Can you recommend a knowlegable doctor that will not just blow me off and disregard my issues? PS It was this site that advised me to go to the doc back when I first felt a suspicious area:-) I did so, and the rest is history..

A: there is some information about cognitive functioning issues and chemotherapy on our website at www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/artemis (use search feature) and also at www.breastcancer.org there is still more research to be done though before definitive answers are known. some women have reported memory problems following a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer too and they never had chemo at all....


 
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