Mri scan of herniated disc

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Avatar n tn There must be something more than just a disc bulge. Really there is a need for a complete MRI scan to know the details. Then only we can come to a proper conclusion about the things happening inside your spine. Also, failure of epidural is another concern. Whether you are right candidate or not for the surgery will depend on your MRI results. But failure of epidural is not a good news. More comment i will not give, unless the reports are clear.
Avatar n tn bed rest, pain medication, physical therapy, or muscle relaxants Herniated disc confirmed by CT Scan, MRI Scan, Enhanced CT Scan, Myelography, or Discography. These are contraindications for this procedure. * Evidence of neurological or vascular pathologies mimicking a herniated disc * Advanced spondylosis (significant bony spurs) * Advanced arthritis * Stenosis caused by bone only, should not consider endoscopic surgery Hope this would help you.
Avatar n tn After a series of test, CT scan, Xrays, sonogram nad ECG, no doctors has been able to give me an explanation. Later on I had a series of MRI because of tingling in my rigth leg. L, C, T spine and brain MRI. The brain MRI showed lesions and the T spine showed the small herniated disc with slight cord impingement. My neurologist doesn't think the pressure I have been having on a daily basis is from MS or the herniated disc, a gastroenterologist had no answer either.
Avatar n tn I did have a return visit and the neurosurgeon is going to perform surgery L4-5 but first he insist on a myelogram because I have had previous surgery and he wanted to see the spinal colum and the condition of the L5 S1 to make sure that the problem is not coming from this disc also. What are your views and is it really necessary to have myelogram or is it a more sure test than the mri that I had done. I am having myelogram with contrast flex.& ext. and CT scan of lumbar.
Avatar n tn I am sorry to hear of your husband's condition. Back pain can certainly be debilitating. A CT scan can show old herniations of disc spaces as the disc height is affected and there can be narrowing and stenosis of the spinal canal. If the narrowing and stenosis is significant, compression of the spinal nerves can occur and hence, pain, numbness, inability to walk, etc.
Avatar m tn For the spine doc to diagnose a disc herniation, I assume you had MRI or CT scan. The MRI should have shown if there is compression on the spinal cord or a nerve. What they have you doing now with pain med, muscle relaxants and Physical therapy is always the first step. I had a lot of problems in my butt, hip and leg with my first lumbar herniation. I didn't find that physical therapy made it worse or hurt too much. When it did hurt, it was like it "hurt so good".
1415563 tn?1282002436 Hi, Herniated disc may cause pain that may be referred and perceived as occurring in the back of head & shoulders (as electric sensation), arms or chest, rather than just the neck. Other symptoms may include vertigo, nausea (dizziness) and stiffness. Seizures from herniated disc are a least likely possibility and you need to evaluate with a neurologist, if there is any possibility of neurological disorder. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you have pinched a nerve that controls your bowels. You need to get to a Dr asap and have a mri or a ct scan. There is a Nerve conduction chart in my profile pictures that may help you. I also herniated the exact disc you did and had severe problems with my bowels and bladder among other things. Please get it checked, it can cause way worse problems. Also feel free to ask me any questions I will answer them to the best of my ability.
Avatar n tn A neurologist is proposing surgery of c5-6, c6-7, and poss c3-c7. My MRI on 10/15/07 shows: At c3-4 level there is disc space narrowing. Ther eis disc protrusion with osteophyte. There is cord flattening. The central canal is mildly to moderately narrowed measuring approx 7 mm at midline. Ther eis left and mild right foraminal narrowing. At the c4-5 level, ther eis disc dessication. There is disc protrusion centrally. Ther eis cord flattening and resultant mderate degfreem of cerntral stenosis.
Avatar f tn Went to the Dr who prescribed me oxycodone and sent me for a CT scan. In summary, the CT scan said - -Retrolisthiasis of L5 on S1 -Left paracentral disc protrusion with mild calcification -Mild indentation on the thecal sac -Marked compression of the left side S1 nerve root. Ever since this episode I have been unable to do most of my normal activities. I am housebound, and struggle to shower and dress myself.
Avatar m tn At L1 - L2 and L2 - L3 there are dehydration, loss of disc height and bulging of the disc with no definitive thecal sac or root compression. There is mild anterolisthesis of L3 over L4. At L3-L4 there is disc dehydration, mild endplate osteophytes and broad-based disc protrusion. In addition there are marked degenerative hypertrophic changes of the facet joints causing moderate to sever spinal canal stenosis.
Avatar f tn i need a second opinion on my mri scan results. It is..there is straightening of lumbar lordotic curvature. Lumbar vertebral bodies show normal height and alignment with degenerative changes seen as small osteophytes at some levels. There is slightly reduced disc height and T2 hyperintensity at L4/5. At L4/5 there is central disk protrusion indenting thecal sac. At L5/S1 there is small perineural cyst associated with the decending right S1 root.
Avatar m tn I am a 46 yr old man, I am very fit exercise 5 x weekly, worried about this, will be seeing a specialist soon. Please could someone in laymans term tell me about this mri - L5/S1 disc is dehydrated. Minor early degenearative changes noted at L4 and L5. The spinal canal is capacious and all neural foramina are patent.
Avatar f tn Last june i injured my back resulting in 2 herniated discs (l4-l5 and t10-t11) and also got diagnosed with kyphosis and scoliosis whilst having an mri scan and xrays due to the herniated discs. I have generalised sciatica pain in both legs, leg weakness, tingling etc.. due to this. I also have very brisk reflexes in my knees and ankles.
Avatar f tn just becasue you have MRI findings of disc disease does not mean that is what is causing your symptoms. your problem sounds like bursitis/frozen shoulder/tendonitis/rotator cuff related. the tender spot on the front of yur shoulder, again, does not sound like it is casued by a disc in your neck.
Avatar m tn tall, 80kg, was physically fit, healthy and active. Did a lot of lifting in my job, over nine year time span. Can you tell from my MRI scan if issues were caused by age or trauma? Lumber lordotic curvature preserved. Lumber vertabrae show mild spondylosis but are normal in height and narrow signals. Minimal retrolisthesis of L5 over S1.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, I have been suffering from pins and needles in my left arm and tingling and weakness in my index, thumb and second finger for about 4 week after having severe neck and shoulder pain for 3 days. I would be very grateful if you would decipher the results of my mri scan as I have to wait some time for an appointment with a neurosurgeon. THERE IS A LOSS OF THE NORMAL CERVICAL LORDOSIS CONSEQUENT TO MODERATELY SEVERE DEGENERATIVE CHANGE AT C4-5, C5-6 AND C6-7.
Avatar f tn It could also help assess for other potential causes of your arm symptoms, such as a neuropathy (a generic term used to describe peripheral nerve dysfunction, of which there are several causes). A herniated disc in the lumbar area (lower part of the spine) could lead to back/buttock pain radiating down the leg, so it is possible you could have herniated discs there as well.
214864 tn?1229718839 I did not see any of the slices at T8, because he distracted me with views of the L5-S1 disc. The tumor was so perfectly round that it looked like someone was playing a trick on me, using a rubber ball. I know nothing of the size, except from the side view it covered my entire spine. I could not tell if it was to the left, right or in the center of my spine. I know that it is not in front of, or behind my spine.
Avatar f tn i had an ct scan and mri back in october 1989 when i first hurt my back
Avatar f tn The dryness may cause the annular covering of the disc to be compromised and the nucleus polposus (the center of the disc) to penetrate beyond this protective covering and place pressure on the nerves. As the nerves are compressed, they produce the symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling and weakness of the extremities that they supply. Since your primary discomfort is in the shoulder and arms, it points more toward the cervical disc herniation as the cause of your problems.
Avatar n tn Often the ligaments that keep the spine from shifting have become overstretched which can cause the herniated disc(s) to affect the surrounding nerves even more. The ligaments can become kind of like a rubber band that has been overstretched, and the Prolotherapy actually causes them to become strengthened and shortened again keeping the disc(s) and spine from affecting those nerves.
Avatar m tn Following this even I went to my GP who advised and MRI scan (attached to this post). This showed a herniated disc in my neck and I was sent to a Neurosurgeon. The surgeon says I have 'brisk reflexes' with myeleopathy(almost certain thats what he said). His recommendation is to have disc replacement surgury but I really don't feel happy about having this surgury for a number of reasons Overall my symptoms have been, 1.
Avatar f tn I was rear ended again and now was told by my physical therapist I possibly have a herniated or swollen disc at c-2 area. I was on 4 percocet a day since my 1st accident for Myofascial pain. My doctor gave me 8 more percocet a month. I am also taking 1 Flexeril at bedtime and 4 Protriptylene before bed ( to help prevent migraines that started after #1 accident. I will get a CT soon to check new injuries. I have been told to pursue "conservative" treatment by my HMO.
Avatar m tn Of course, if it's the other part of your scan report, straightening of the normal neck curvature doing this, they cannot do anything for that, other than declare that's what is causing the tremor. I would like to say to you, SunShane, that you say you're the only sick person in your family. Well, so am I.
Avatar m tn Following this even I went to my GP who advised and MRI scan (attached to this post). Picture 1.png This showed a herniated disc in my neck and I was sent to a Neurosurgeon. The surgeon says I have 'brisk reflexes' with myeleopathy(almost certain thats what he said). His recommendation is to have disc replacement surgury but I really don't feel happy about having this surgury for a number of reasons Overall my symptoms have been, 1.
Avatar m tn One means of assessing whether or not the nerve being pressed on by your herniated disc is impaired is a test called an EMG/NCS which assesses how fast the nerve conducts electricity and how the muscle responds. This type of test is done by neurologists in most centers. In some patients, after conservative non-surgical therapy is tried for 4-6 weeks and the pain is still severe or if other symptoms/indications arise, surgery is the next step, which is best to be discussed with the surgeon.
Avatar f tn This scar tisssue enhances on postcontrast views with no evidence of herniated disc fragments. T2 axial views reveal fluid signal in the facet joints consistent with synovitis. IMPRESSION: Degenerative disc disease at L4-5 and L5-S1 with minimal bulge at the L5-S1 disc. Postoperative changes at L5-S1 on the left with enhancing scar tissue. Synovitis involving the facet joints. CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS REPORT MEANS??