miraclegirlMemberJanuary 10, 2013 at 1:29 pmPost count: 1
Good morning Dr. Corenman: I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generousity in helping people here on your website. I found this website when I was searching information regarding my recent MRI.
I had an MRI on Mon. (1/7/13) & a neurologist appt. today (1/9/13). I seen a pain spec. on Mon. & she set me up with a cervical MRI & Lumbar MRI w/o contrast. She requested the CD’s upon completion of the MRI’s. I haven’t seen my pain spec. yet, but did see my neurologist today. The neurologist viewed the CD and said there are some things she can’t discuss with me about it and that she’ll have to contact my CNP (which is currently my PCP) & have her discuss it further with me. She then stated that she seen some abnormalities in the cervical spinal sac & wants another MRI w/contrast done ASAP & she also ordered a radiologist to interrupt the CD for the file.
I know this information might sound vague, but do you have any suggestions to what is meant by “cervical spinal sac abnormalities”? Furthermore, since a neurologist has more medical knowledge than a CNP, why do you suppose she stated that she will have my CNP go over the findings with me instead of herself?
Just to give you some of my medical background. I have awful burning pain in my feet, numbness, and what feels like needles jabbing me. Likewise, I have burning pain in my back as well as electrical shock and also what feels like I’m being stung in my spine. I have burning pain in my arms, squeezing pain in my wrists & hand pain as well.
Thank you once again for your time, it’s GREATLY APPRECIATED. I will eagerly await your reply.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJanuary 13, 2013 at 4:57 amPost count: 8652
Boy- that is nebulous and there is nothing that can be construed from that conversation. I do not understand why your neurologist cannot discuss her findings. It is a possibility that there were some findings that she could not interpret but normally, a call to the radiologist (who is required to read the films in the first place) would solve this question.
“Cervical spinal sac abnormalities” could mean anything.
Unfortunately, it seems like you will have to wait for some answers. If it were me, I would make myself a “pest” and make calls until I received answers.
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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