NEED HELP WITH MY RESULTS OF MY C-SPINE, AND LUMBAR
i GOT MY RESULTS FOR MY CERVICAL SPINE XRAYS,, AND i DON'T KNOW HOW BAD i REALLY AM,,, NO ONE HAS EXPLAINED ANYTHING TO ME... i WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY WHOLE SPINE,, BESIDES DDD.
i HAVE SO MUCH PAIN IN MY NECK AREA, DOWN TO MY LOWER BACK.
i"LL GIVE YOU MY RESULTS WITH HOPES SOMEONE CAN HELP ME...
HERE THEY ARE:
THIS IS FOR MY CERVICAL SPINE... Mild to moderate spondylotic changes are present, with lipping of the anterior vertebral body margins. There is mild accompanying disc space narrowing at C4-5 and mild narrowing at C5-6. The exit foramina are maintained.There is mild left C4-5 facet joint degeneration. Generous sized C7 transverse elements are noted. No true cervical ribs.
PELVIS VIEW....Mild bilateral sacroiliitis. Mild iliolumbar ligament ossification is noted at the lumbosacral junction.
NOW FOR MY CT LUMBAR SPINE.....Mild m ultilevel spondylotic changes are presnt, and there is moderatelt advanced degenerative disc disease at L4 through S1 levels. There is disc space narrowing along with vaccum phenomena. There is mild levoconvex scoliolsis. Grade 1 spondylolisthesis is present at L5-S1, with forward displacement of L5 estimated at 1 cm. There is accompanying bilateral L5 spondylolysis. Multi level facet joint degeneration is most advanced at L5-S1.
L5-S1...There is mild posterior bulging of the disc annulus producing minor impingement on the tapering thecal sac. Bony lateral recess stenosis on the right is below the level of the exiting L5 nerve root.
I don't why the doctor didn't explain all this to me,,, all he said was that I had a lot of osteo arthritis going on.
Never offered me any help,,although I am on oxycontin 20mgs,, and dilaudid for break through pain for fibromyalgia. These meds don't seem to help all that much for my spine pains..
I"ve had one back surgery a long time ago,,, where decompression was used at that time.. I"ve been having back pain again now for about 4 yrs..I"m 65 yrs old,,had fibromyalgia for most of my life.
I don't know if these results are not bad enough for the doctor to not send me to specialist of some kind..
So, I"m really hoping I can get some help with trying to explain all thats is going on with me..
I"ll apprecaite any help I can get.... God bless and comfort you all with your pain issues...