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    Dr. Corenman,

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to talk about our health issues regarding spinal problems. I am 32 years old guy who’s suffering for more than 3 months from a lot of painful symptoms. To begin with, I must say that 3 months ago, I had some strange intermitent short stabbing pains in my nose and ears. I haven’t paid attention to this because I was thinking that;s something that will fade away with time. One day I felt that all these stabbing pains have a connection with my neck as I felt some strange pain down my neck near the right carotid, something more like a burning sensation. A few days later my right himeface became numb. Everything down the right eye was numb. The symptom dissapeared after 2 hours. After a couple of days I had a pain feeling in my neck and almost all my right arm was numb. I was so scarred and I went directly to ER. There the neurologist told me that I should make an appointment for a cerebral MRI. I had the MRI done and the results were good, nothing to worry about, but in a few days I felt more severe symptoms like a stabbing pain in my right chest, pain at the shoulder and neck including both ears. This time the symptoms were bilateral, but more severe in the right part of the body. So i made another cervical MRI and the results were, dehydrated cervical discs and annular tears between C5-C6 and C6-C7. I went to a neurosurgeon and he told me that there’s nothing severe, but he didn’t look at my MRI images when I clearly can see the discs that are touching the spinal cord, and some little white spots betweens the affected dics and spinal cord. I have daily pains, sometimes severe pain and sometimes I can not function at all because of this. Right now I have daily pain that is moving from the right shoulder and neck to the left one, some other time I just have diffuse pain to the back of the head that goes down to trapezium muscle, sometimes feeling some kind of pressure and in the back of my neck, ears pain a little bit of nose and eyes pain. It’s a living hell right now and I don’t even know what should I do and if there;s any posibility to fix this. Do you think all of these symptoms can be triggered by the problems found on MRI scan? Is there a posibillity to send you my MRI to take a look as nobody except the radiologist have seen it? Thank you!

    ps. Sorry for my writting errors! English is not my native lunguage.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Please translate the radiological report for the cervical spine through Google Translate and then post it here.

    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.
    Avatargerrard87
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    MRI report:
    – cervical vertebrae with normal structure and shape, normal, straight axle
    – intervertebral discs with normal height, dehydrated in hyposeminal t2
    – the discs c5-c6, c6-c7 with annular tear and small posterior protusions without root conflicts.
    – cervical spinal cord with normal dimensions

    so this is the report of the MRI. The confusing thing is that on cerebral MRI that I have done 2 months ago, the radiologist wrote that at c3-c4 there was a protusion touching the spinal cord, but the radiologist from this cervical MRI didn’t say anything about this. Also, I had an EMG test done 2 months ago, only on the right side of my body, and the neurologist said somehow that the nerve from C6 is affected. Somehow I’m confused, and in pain. Than you for your response.

    Avatargerrard87
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    i’ve uploaded some pictures of my MRI here, if that helps showing c5-c6, c6-c7, t1 and t2.
    https://imgur.com/a/v9zJRyK

    Avatargerrard87
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    and this is the c4 looking like: https://imgur.com/a/HTVLjbg

    don’t know if it is important or not, but the mri was a siemens 1.5 T.

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by Avatar gerrard87.
    Avatargerrard87
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    I can see those white spots between fissured disc and dural sac on MRI. Could those white spots be liquid that passed through fissure and touching somehow some nerves root and the radiologist is just a little bit lazy to notice any other problems? I woke up this morning with pain in both ears that seems to have a connection with the neck muscles. Everytime I have ears pain I feel stifness and pain muscle in my neck. When i fell asleep last night, I have just pain in the top of my both shoulders. Never had any problem with fingers and hand strength or bad coordination, just felt some aches and buring sensation in fingers and the wrists.

    • This reply was modified 1 week ago by Avatar gerrard87.
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