What would you do with foraminal steosis, bulding disc and a bad heart?
I have one nore doctor to go to but witha recent MRI this is what they have told me. At the C3-C4 interspace, there is moderate right foraminal stenosis and mild left foraminal stenosis. At the C4-C5, there is mild central and mild bilateral foraminal stenosis, greater on the right. At the C5-C6, there is mild to moderate central stenosis and SEVERE bilateral foraminal stenosis. At the C6-C7, tthe broad-based disc protrusion and mild central stenosis are much more prominent on the right. There is SEVERE bilateral foraminal stenosis. Impression=Multilevel degenerative disc disease, spondylosis and facet arthritis cervical pine, superimposed on a congenitally small canal. There is resultant multilevel central and foraminal stenosis. I know that stenosis usually means a "narrow Opening" and foraminal usually means "hole" but is all this just "bone spurs" or what? Also--at C2-C3 there is a minimal disc bulge,at C3-C4 a slightly narrowed disc and uncovertebral joint spur and Right-sided disc/osteophyte complex. At C4-C5 an annular tear with a trace retrolisthesis and disc narrowing space with nearly complete effacement of subarachnoid space around the cord and mild flattening of the anterior aspect of cord.
Would you have surgery?