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After reading my MRI would you say I could work a sedentary job?

Started by Irishcream on 02/17/2013 5:24pm

HI...Sorry for the very long pst. I was involved in an auto accident in Oct 2010. I was hit from the front end going about 50-55 MPH. My MRI shows cervical spondylosis and DDD. I have constant neck pain, severe major headaches in the back of my head, pain that shoots down my armsand into my fingers. Is there anyone who could read this and tell me what it means? My insurance co states that I should be able to work at least a sedentary job. I can only sit 10-15 mins at a time and then have to stand upand walk around or lay down on heating pad. This is how I spend my whole day. I have had two ESI with no luck and they both left me with severe stomach pain for months. My doctor just looked at me like I was stupid. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!
BTW, my friend is typing all of this for me. Thank you!!! :)
C2-3 within normal limits.
C3-4 imagining demonstrates broad-based ridging composed of desiccated disk material confined to the ventral epidural region. There is mild right facet arthropathy. There is no central canal or foraminal stenosis.
C4-5 Broad based ridging composed of desiccated disk material is present confined to the ventral epidural region. Mild right facet arthopathy is seen. There is no central canal stenosis. Imaging demonstrates moderate to severe right and moderate left foraminal stenosis.
C5-6 Imaging demonstrates broad-based disk bulge confined to the ventral epidural region. There is a slight left paracentral disk protrusion which abuts and contours the ventral aspect of the cord. There is a focal moderate central canal stenosis. Imaging demonstrates severe right greater than left foraminal stenosis.
C6-7 Imaging demonstrates broad-based ridging confined to the ventral epidural region. There is no evidence of desiccated disk material. There is a slight paracentral predominance. This contours the ventral aspect of the cord. There is mild to moderate central canal stenosis. Left uncovertebral joint hypertrophy is present, Imaging demonstrates mild to moderate left foraminal stenosis. The right foramen is patent.
C7-T1 Broad based ridging composed of desiccated disk present; This has a bilateral foraminal predominance. There is however no central canal; stenosis. Mild left foraminal is present. The right foramen is patent.
Impression: Degenerative changes of the cervical spine as detailed above producing regions of moderate and mild to moderate central canal, as well as regions of mild to severe foraminal stenosis.

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Hello...I am sorry to hear about your pain Your MRI is almost duplicate of mine. I feel your pain. I know you can't work a sedentary job if you feel anything like me. I have applied for ssdi because I meet the medical requirements they list as a disabling medical condition. Are you currently taking meds for pain?Did u express to your Dr that you can no longer work because of pain? How does the pain interfer with your ability to work? Did your dr state you could not do any work and document this info in your medical records? All of the above questions are very important when determining if you can do sedentary work or any type of work. I had to answer all of these questions when I filed for ssa disability.I am praying I provided enough proof to be deemed disabled.

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