TS14fanMemberOctober 20, 2011 at 10:18 amPost count: 1
Hi, about 5 months ago, I was hit in the back of the skull by a hood of an car that I was putting oil in when the hood support failed. Due to this my neck is now curved like in the picture as it was a normal curve before. I just had a few questions since I’m always wanting to learn about new things. In the center shot of the MRI, I don’t see spinal fluid following the spinal cord like I have in “Normal” MRI’s. I also fractured my skull as seen in an Xray and their looking for a possible fracture of the neck as well. Just curious as well what the white spots were on my vertebrae. I’m 20 years of age 6’4 and 335lbs as I played football and was getting ready to play this year until this injury occurred. The shots are from my right hand side as well. Still to this day, I have server migraines, some tingling, and not sure if its related..but feels like my legs fall asleep more often since this happened. The MRI, is from today 10/19 as well
Thank you for your time.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorOctober 20, 2011 at 1:12 pmPost count: 8408
The MRI images are incomplete and interpretation is going to be inaccurate. You appear to have central stenosis but it looks mild. You have some reversal of the normal curve of the neck. It is difficult to tell if this is a real problem. The “white spots” on the vertebra look normal but it is diffidult to interpret.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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