CT Results

Posted by birdman518 @birdman518, Jun 5 3:37pm

Hello all,

I just got my radiology reports from last Friday's CT Scans.

It sounds like a lot of stuff. I would appreciate any comments
from people who have been dealing with neurological pain. My
worst is my thumb and index finger, but both arms/shoulders hurt
quite a bit.

I have some issues with balance overall, as well as some tingling
in both feet.

Cervical Impression

1. SIGNIFICANT MULTILEVEL DEGENERATIVE SPONDYLOSIS WITH SEVERE CENTRAL SPINAL STENOSIS AT C3-C4, MODERATELY SEVERE TO SEVERE
CENTRAL
SPINAL STENOSIS AT C4-C5, AND MODERATE CENTRAL SPINAL STENOSIS AT
C5-C6. ALSO MULTILEVEL NEURAL FORAMINAL ENCROACHMENT, INCLUDING
SEVERE RIGHT NEURAL FORAMINAL ENCROACHMENT AT C4-C5 AND C5-C6,
MODERATELY SEVERE NEURAL FROM ENCROACHMENT ON THE LEFT AT C5-C6,

MODERATE NEURAL FORAMINAL ENCROACHMENT BILATERALLY AT C3-C4, AND
MODERATE NEURAL FORAMINAL ENCROACHMENT ON THE LEFT AT C4-C5.

Lumbar Impression

CONGENITAL NARROWING OF THE LUMBAR SPINAL CANAL IN COMBINATION
WITH
DISC BULGES AND FACET AND LIGAMENTOUS HYPERTROPHY CONTRIBUTE TO
SEVERE SPINAL STENOSIS AT L3-L4 AND L4-L5.

SEVERE NEUROFORAMINAL NARROWING AT L4-L5 ON THE RIGHT AND L5-S1
ON
THE LEFT.

Thanks!

One more thing… I was also just diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and will be undergoing surgery June 18. One of the big questions is if these two things are related… the melanoma is on my scalp.

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@birdman518

One more thing… I was also just diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and will be undergoing surgery June 18. One of the big questions is if these two things are related… the melanoma is on my scalp.

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As a retired registered nurse I highly doubt there is any relationship between y our back and your dermal carcinoma. As for your back, ouch! My lumbar spine is like yours but not congenital. Your cervical spine does not sound like it's in great shape. I presume you have a great deal of pain and associated symptomology in your upper body?

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@jenatsky

As a retired registered nurse I highly doubt there is any relationship between y our back and your dermal carcinoma. As for your back, ouch! My lumbar spine is like yours but not congenital. Your cervical spine does not sound like it's in great shape. I presume you have a great deal of pain and associated symptomology in your upper body?

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Yes I have a fair bit of pain… It is more the never-ending nature of it that bothers me. That and the fact that I am only 65 and the prospect of living with this is daunting. My neurologist just called today and referred me to a neurosurgeon. Not sure what I expect them to be able to do, but I will probably wait until after my melanoma surgery on June 18.

Thanks for replying!

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