I am going to try to keep this brief (fortunately for all of you
) I am 35 years old. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with fibro along the way to that I had an incedental finding of lumbar spondylosis. That is all I know about that. It locks up it hurts. Doctors don't care. I has a bone scan than and that was the only area with inflammation. So now 3 years later my condition has worsened. The symptoms are numerous but wound up in neurology. Failed neuro exams. Doc was pretty determined ms only one small lesion on brain scan. So on to spine. Well I meet with him for the results of that he says well your neck is a mess but no ms. Says he will see me in 3 months and hands me my mri report. Which I read alone in my car and is as follows:
Cervical mri images demonstrate reversal or normal lordotic curve at c4-5 c5-6, with significant disc disease involving c3-4,c4-5 and c5-6 levels.
There is significant signal loss and height loss. Cervical spondylosis is noted with decreased t1 signal intensity involving the c5 and c6 vertebral bodies.
C3-4 level demonstrates mild diffuse disc bulge with marginal irregularity
c4-5. Level demonstrates mild diffuse disc bulge with moderate right sided broad based herniation and moderate to severe right sided neural forminal stenosis
C5-6 level same as above with an annular tear also noted.
I am proactively seeking treatment else where. However I had to fight with my primary to get the referrals to do so. (Oh I didn't mention I am a navy wife and stuck in the navy health care system).
NO one has explained these results to me. I researched them on my own. However the picture is still fuzzy because there's not a place where you can put all the findings in and get an opinion. That's why I have come here. Is this no big deal as my neuro and primary have made it out to be? I am really concerned as 3 years ago this didn't exsist. I have no clue about the actual state of my lumbar and my neuro signs and walking abilities are horrible. Having the fibro dx though means pain period so that's pretty much unchanging.
So opinions? Can I just ignore this? Is it dangerous to ignore? What would you do if this was your neck?
I appreciate any input as I tend to trust the people in the trenches more than my doctors. Especially since if you read all this your spending more time thinking about my situation than them.