Mri scan of spinal cord

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Avatar n tn my wife had a mri scan on her neck the result came back as follows mri on the C- spine showd minor degenerative changes with a normal spinal cord there disc lesion at C6/C7 which corrugates the postrior longitudinal ligament by the spinal cord .
763362 tn?1236624790 Basically,I think that pain was due to soft tissue(ligment and tendon)injuries,which can lead to inflammation spread and stimulated your nerves,To treat this condition,find accurate location of inflammation will play main role, Because no-surgery treatment only works for inflammation from outside of spinal cord (acupuncture,chiro,osteopathy,physio...),if inflammation located in spinal cord inside, perhaps surgery is only option,even there are quite low successful rate.
Avatar f tn I knew something was wrong considering the fact that the Neuro only did a brain and cervical MRI....no spinal mri. My cervical cord already showed a small syrinx and I had lesions in the brain. He definately dropped the ball with this and I felt like he brushed me off. Neurosurgions are hard to get an appointment with, but maybe it won't be too long.
Avatar n tn AT THIS LEVEL THERE IS WELL MARKED POSTERIOR OSTEOPHYTE FORMATION ON THE RIGHT AND A SMALL CENTRAL DISK PROTRUSION WHICH INDENTS THE ANTERIOR ASPECT OF THE SPINAL CORD AT THIS LEVEL. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE RIGHT SIDED ABNORMALITY, THERE IS SIGNIFICANT NARROWING OF THE RIGHT SIDED EXIT FORAMEN AT THIS LEVE. LESSER DEGENERATIVE CHANGE IS SEEN AT C6-7 WHERE THERE IS AGAIN MARKED GENERALISED ANNULAR BULGING BUT THE LATERAL RECESSES ARE ADEQUATE AT THIS LEVEL.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome, Your question has come up in the MS community and with MS the lesions develop in the brain and 'within' the spinal cord...from what i understand, your spinal MRI has come up with an abnormal spot at the cervical spine level (C4) but it is 'out side' the spinal cord, so IF it is something of significance and not just an MRI signal glitch (think camera flash) i'm out of my lay persons scope of understanding of what conditions it could be associated with....
Avatar n tn Is this true? Is an MRI of the brain good enough, or do I need an MRI of the skull? also, would an MRI of the cervical spine show if the brain goes into the cerbellum?
Avatar m tn I was just wondering if an MRI would pick that up, because I had an MRI of the Lumbar and Cervical. I should also mention that I sometimes have a tingling sensation. Regardless, I think I should see a neurologist as you suggested.
338416 tn?1420045702 It's interesting... I've looked at these scans so many times, that you'd think I would have given up by now. But I think I'm seeing some stuff I didn't notice before, or wasn't sure of. http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/show/49447?personal_page_id=2546 The image on the left is of my t-spine with contrast. The right is a myelo - don't know what that is. Take a look. Am i crazy?
Avatar m tn The spinal cord ends at T12, just before the lumbar spine, so there are no lesions below the thoracic level. Sometimes a lesion will be seen at the very bottom of the spinal cord in the images taken of the lumbar spine, but it's just because the tech's caught the very bottom of the T-spine to be complete. That's usually where the misconception comes in.
Avatar n tn Any motion introduces noise and errors into the image. Close to the spinal cord are the movements of breathing, the heart beating, the pulsations of the aorta, the movement of the stomach and upper intestines. That's a lot of movement. That's part of the problem. But, my neuro sends all suspects MS cases to the 3T. And it made a huge difference in my case. Sorry I didn't see your post.
Avatar f tn I am not a doctor but my son has had both of these test many times. A ct shows bone. A mri is the better test for nerves, cord, and disc etc. It is much clearer. In my sons case ct missed his cord contusion and compression fractures. Ct only showed a small fracture to the bone. Unfortunately everthing I have read regarding fusion and surgeries in the spinal vertebrae, there is always pain. I believe it takes one year for the spinal vertabrae to heal.
Avatar m tn The spinal cord passes through the vertebra. The spinal cord supplies the nerve supply through spinal nerves to the whole of body and the sensation of hands and the part supplied at that level of cervical vertebra is defined. As you are having problem in your spine as significant stenosis at C5/6,C6/7and C7/TI you are facing all the symptoms. You have to go for the surgery and have a decompression and release of the pressure and then you will have relief from all your symptoms. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn Syrinx can form in the spinal cord due to spinal cord injury, blockade of CSF, spinal cord necrosis, hemorrhage, spinal cord abscess and degenerative disease of the spinal cord. With age there occur degenerative changes in the spinal cord which can result in disc protrusion and later on formation of syrinx due to cavity formation. http://www.emedicine.com/NEURO/topic359.htm Hope this helps!
Avatar m tn Has anyone had a compression of their spinal cord in their neck? I am having issues with my hands going numb and sore wrists. I also have burning feeling on my thighs and my left foot gets ice cold and numb. The problems with my legs have been bothering me for years. I brought an old MRI with me to the neurologist and he noticed a pinch in my spinal cord. I just picked up the results of the latest mri and received a call from my family doc about the compression of the cord.
Avatar f tn Ligamantum flavin hypertrophy and discogenic disease at c6-7 with effacement at the right anterior aspect of the cord and residual AP diameter of the central spinal canal of 6 mm. What does this mean? Help anyone?
Avatar n tn It will show a lot of different cases or views. As for how easy it is to identify spinal cord lesions on an MRI I can not say. Since I am not a doctor and have only looked at the MRI's of my brain tumor I do not know.
Avatar n tn Through an anterior cervical approach, one can directly address and remove osteophytes and disc material for decompression of the spinal cord. Bone grafts and cervical plates to promote cervical fusion can prevent development of neck instability. Your MRI report shows cervical myelopathy, spinal cord compression, which needs surgical intervention as advised by your neurosurgeon. Physical therapy, pain killers etc have adjuvant role. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn The degenerative changes at C3-C4 and C4-C5 are not as severe, but are causing some nerve involvement as well with stenosis of the spinal canal (narrowing of the channel through which the spinal cord travels) and stenosis of the neural foramen (through which the spinal nerve roots travel). Treatment options should be reviewed in greater detail with your orthopedist or spine specialist. Post with an update and any additional questions/concerns you may have.
659838 tn?1238486800 Syrinx in the spinal cord is due to presence of fluid filled cavity in the spinal cord. This puts pressure on the nerve roots exiting from the spinal cord leading to pain and weakness on one side of the body. The syrinx elongates and expands with time leading to worsening of symptoms. I would suggest you to consult a neurosurgeon at your earliest as any delay results in permanent damage to the spinal cord. Surgery is the only treatment as ************** is of no value. http://www.ninds.nih.