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May 12, 2016 5:52 PM

There appears to be mild congenital narrowing of the cervical spinal canal from the mid to lower
cervical spine.

At the C3-C4 level there is a moderate central posterior herniation which
mildly impinges on the anterior central spinal cord, mild to moderate neural foraminal narrowing.
At the C4-C5 level there is moderate diffuse disc herniation mildly impinging
on the anterior spinal cord, unchanged. There is also moderate neural
foraminal narrowing.
At the C5-C6 level there is moderate diffuse disc herniation, greater to the
left, mildly impinging on the anterior left spinal cord, unchanged. Neural
foraminal stenosis is again noted.
At the C6-C7 level there is broad mild to moderate disc herniation which abuts
the anterior cord without compression. Neural foraminal stenosis is again

There is loss of T2 signal in intervertebral discs throughout the lumbar spine,
consistent with underlying degenerative disc disease.
At the L2-L3 level there is mild diffuse disc bulge and mild posterior facet
hypertrophy but no spinal canal stenosis and neural foramina appear patent.
At the L3-L4 level there is mild to moderate diffuse disc bulge, which with
posterior facet hypertrophy mildly narrows the spinal canal. Disc and
posterior facet hypertrophy also at least moderately narrowing of the left
neural foramen.
At the L4-L5 level there is mild diffuse disc bulge but this does not cause
canal stenosis. There is mild narrowing of the left neural foramen due to
posterior facet hypertrophy

There are degenerative changes, greatest at the L3-L4 level where
there is mild to moderate diffuse disc bulge and posterior facet hypertrophy,
mildly narrowing the spinal canal. There is also at least moderate narrowing
of the left neural foramen due to disc and facet hypertrophy. There is also
mild narrowing of the left L4-L5 neural foramen due to posterior facet

(Btw note)Left ventricular apical subendocardial hypodensity concerning for an old myocardial infarct.

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May 12, 2016 9:57 PM

Omigosh. Gentle hugs and prayers for you to feel less blue soon. (((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

May 12, 2016 11:14 PM

Thank you 💐

May 13, 2016 9:07 AM

Kamel, except for the heart issues (i have pac's & mvp) you could have been posting my results, especially the cervical. I'm sorry you've been dealt such a shock on the cardio infraction! I take it you had no idea it had occurred? You should see your PCP or cardiologist asap. What does your doc recommend doing about the spinal issues; herniations, central canal stenosis, and such?

I have C3 pushing backwards into my spinal canal, and I have been in PT for it. I'll be shocked if the exercises have "realigned" my discs as the doc hopes. I've had DDD since the mid-90's, a genetic gift. All the previous docs have said "there's nothing we can do to help you.". This doc (Ortho surgeon) said if PT doesn't help we may need to do surgery to correct it.

I'm sure that you're feeling overwhelmed right now. I was for you, just reading your post. Take a deep breath, try to relax, then research your spinal conditions & possible treatments to know your options. Prioritize each thing, and take it one day, one issue at a time. Let your PCP doc help you with your decisions and steps. I'm sending gentle hugs & prayers, that you'll Ferrell less overwhelmed and able to cope, making a plan to face this! You aren't alone, we are here for you. 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 13, 2016 12:02 PM

Kamel, your spine sounds just like mine!! Holy crap. I haven't read so many herniation sand bulges and impingement since I read my own scans.. I am so sorry. Sending gentle {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

May 14, 2016 10:29 AM

Had a heart attack sometime between Dec & March. I went to er comp!aiming of shoulder n chest pain in February they said they could not find any thing sent me home. Mind you females symptoms are different from men! The scars on the heart was not there in Dec but we're there in March.

May 14, 2016 10:30 AM

Thanks Alwayzinpain . 🌈🌅

May 14, 2016 10:33 AM

Thanks Flappsylady.

Fist bumps to all. 🌞🌅🌈🎶

May 14, 2016 10:51 AM

The neuro surgeon says no surgery because the chance of damaging the cord is greater than waiting until it is life threatening and BTW that could be from 1-4 years depending on my Arthritis or any other injuries. No lifting over 8#, no vigorous handshakes and howdy duty pats on the back. Oh yeah sex is limited. And the want to put me back in the wheelchair because of the falls. PT says no BC will aggravate the lower back and loss of leg use becomes greater. Too many %&$# cooks(docs) in the kitchen I think! Need to find a integrated wholistic doc.
Add all the bleeping brain fog on top of it all.

Pain management again in September. This lady is just so over the top right now. House needs cleaning but The rain has stopped thinks will try to enjoy the sun🌞 maybe it will help with the blues. Wish I had a buddy to go fishing with! Would sit on the pier catch rays breeze and a conversation on anything but health. Giggles.

Rant over thanks reading.

Have a bless day

May 14, 2016 7:55 PM

@Kamel a good day fishing might just be what we all need! I want to reserve my spot on the pier. Let's go fishing!

May 16, 2016 5:50 PM

LMB which one will it be?

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