MRI results- please help me decipher
I have suffered with back pain my entire life. In my teens I was diagnosed with Scheurmans disease and wore a brace (torture) for two years. It did little to improve my back and pain. For years I silently suffered. Im sure people got sick and tired of me complaining about my constant back pain, so I dealt with it the best I could. This past March I slipped down three stairs and the pain was to much to bear so I went to my family physician who gave me some pain pills. I returned to him in June because the pain would not go away. more pain pills. Two weeks later I went back to him and he ordered an Xray. During the Xray I overheard the tech say to another person " How is she walking?" My Doc then prescribed a pain patch (Butrans 10mg) and percocet and sent me for a MRI. I could not complete the MRI in one visit because the pain was terrible, so the results are just from the first part of the MRI (the lumbar back results came back identical the thoracic)
My problem now is finding a surgeon to give me a consult. I have been refused by 4 already and I am waiting for a Doctor in Toronto to decide.
-Kyphotic deformity at T11-12, anterior wedging of the vertebral.Disk narrowing throughout with degenerative endplate signal abnormalty in the lower thoracic levels. Small Schmorls herniations in multiple levels.
-C6-7 broad disk bulge not touching cord. Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy touching posterior cord.
-T2-3 broad disk bulge touching ventral cord
-T5-6 small central disk protrusion touching ventral cord
-T6-7 small right paracentral disk protrusion mildly indenting ventral
-T7-8 central disk protrusion touching ventral cord. Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy posteriorly
-T8-9 central disk protrusion indenting ventral cord. Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy posteriorly
-T9-10 broad disk bulge touching ventral cord. Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet arthritis. Mild central stenosis
-T10-11 broad disk bulge and bilateral facet osteoarthritis with Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. Moderate central stenosis. Mild left neural foraminal stenosis
-T11-12 Broad based disk bulge indenting ventral cord with Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and facet osteoarthritis. Moderate central stenosis
- T12-L1 broad disk bulge touching ventral cord. Mild central stenosis.
Also disk bulges at L4-5 L5-S1
I do not have the Lumbar report but Doc told me that it looks the same as above.
Please if anyone has any experience or advice they could offer me, it would be greatly appreciated.