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  • meni learn
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    I have pain , long time in my neck (its chronic and after injury in past.
    In 2016 i my first MRI (he show herniated disc on the half (50%) of left root c3-4 level .
    Other level don’t show some herniated,but if i m look to the disc if them healthy (in this MRI UPER NECK I don’t things so (in level c2-4 also c4-5 (when measurements the disc in c4-5 for example its just 2 mm (maybe 2.5mm not more )
    And c2-3 abd c3-4 looks degenerate.
    Radiology. Report says this normal
    Some spine surgeon say me different things also .
    I think i developed osteoarthritis in the neck mostly in (uper neck c2-4 )
    I read your topic on facet degenerative disease .
    U say facet carry 30% of wiegth of c spine (the head ),other 70% goes on the disc .
    I think i have arthritis in the neck
    And its results of the trauma and cumulative trauma, affected of degeneration disc to degeneration of facet developed arthritis in the neck .
    I read some of the symptoms of facet degeneration (c2-4 and see one of the symptoms its pain around the ear of temple (its could be what i feel
    The greater occipital nerve c2 and the lesser occipital nerve c3
    The c2 greater occipital originates from c2 and radiates up over the skull to the end of the forehead (this i not feel pain )
    But the lesser occipital nerve originates from c3 and radiates around the ear to the temple (this i feel i think
    This pain i feel around the left ear
    And its chronic come from facet (from posterior nerves not from anterior nerves (the herniated of c3-4 on left side on root not also can do this pain
    ,I know from roots some roots goes anterior and some posterior
    But the come from same root exit from level of spine .?(i think i see yes but split to anterior and posterior medial branch call to nerves run to facet and some mussels in back of the neck .
    But what can affected on the pain around the ear (left ear its feel under and around the ear

    Meni

    meni learn
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    What i m try to say it is one of my symptoms its it is pain around the back of the left ear (stabbing and aching (this symptoms its on the last years (like 2 years if i remember good)
    And it come also with symptoms of neck pain also on middle left side of neck and sometimes the pain come in back of neck with uper shoulder .
    ABOUT WHAT I SEE IN MY eyes after a lot of listen and reading to the average person and it is :
    in this MRI UPER NECK I don’t things so (in level c2-4 also degenerated c4-5 thin when measurements c4-5 its arrived(2 mm max to 2.5mm hight of this disc )
    (cut line in MRI OF 2016 SAGITTAL IT 3 MM )
    C2-4 look degenerative like i write.
    With a long rest on the floor/bad (limited the forces of head the pain less after i sleep 7 Hours but 3-4 hours after the pain around the ear back and chronic a long the day one-2 hour chronic in Day (not a cross all the week sometime have break to this symptom.
    Thanks for your attention.

    Meni

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Are you the gentleman whom I have been having ongoing discussions on this forum after you hit your head on the side of a pool while swimming laps?

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE 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.
    meni learn
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    correct .

    Meni

    meni learn
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    I have do some examination: i checked by myself and see :
    Finger escape sign (in the left hand
    Very see this well .
    On the right hand i not see this (very mild to what show in the left hand little finger )
    I know this some of could be possitive sign to examination to cervical myelopathy .
    The head feel heavy (i need to sit down ) another sign of degeneration of the disc in c apine by significant issues.
    Also i can walk and swimm but i feel more heavy in my legs in the last mounts.
    I have chronic neck pain a long time (worsen by over times )(i diagnosis myself to have arthritis in my neck alao can call cervical spondylosis)
    Stiffness very usually (NECK stiff very often to other normal person .
    ***I have limited rotation to the left side to how much degrees compared to left side (so where atlanto axial joint respond for most rotation .
    And arthritis in the uper neck developed from the degeneration of the disc on the front (MRI 2016 SHOW THIS DISC ARE PROBLEM)
    and this degeneration disc diesase xome from i bumped my head on the wall of the pool (by backstroke it was at least speed 1.5 meter for second (I don’t know how much exactly this was but i hace what left in my skull where the head a collision with the wall (and what it do to the cervical spine.
    thanks
    I see my last mri (from last month)and also compared to before on your
    And see change by CSF a round the posterior (c4 level)
    Its see in very area ( in cut line 1.5 mm sagittal)(the slice in my to last mri show u the (150 mm of c s broken to 100 sliced 1.5mm
    But also in sagittal (was 13 sliced of 3 mm cut (or 3.3) show compress by spinal cord (csf in this little area )
    The CSF looks despair from more area (i can show u this what i mean .

    Meni

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Lets talk on the phone after I can personally review your images.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE 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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