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27 years old, neck problems, MRI results


I suffered whiplash in 2015 and didn’t get radiating symptoms till 2017ish. I recently got an MRI and this was the prognosis:

C2-C3: There is no significant posterior disc abnormality, spinal canal or foraminal stenosis.

C3-C4: There is tiny right paracentral disc protrusion without significant spinal canal
stenosis.
C4-C5: There is no significant posterior disc abnormality, spinal canal or foraminal
stenosis.
C5-C6: There is central disc protrusion contacting the ventral cord and resulting mild
spinal canal stenosis. There is preservation of posterior CSF space. No cord edema. No
significant foraminal narrowing.
C6-C7: There is no significant posterior disc abnormality, spinal canal or foraminal
stenosis.
C7-T1: There is no significant posterior disc abnormality, spinal canal or foraminal
stenosis.

IMPRESSION:  

There is reversal of normal cervical lordosis.

C5-C6: Central disc protrusion contacting the ventral cord and resulting mild spinal canal
stenosis. Preservation of posterior CSF space and no cord edema. No foraminal narrowing.

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I have more pain in my left side, as well as calf soreness and buttock soreness in both legs (constant). My symptoms have improved through PT but it feels as if I may need surgery to get back to my normal life. What do you guys think? Also, how risky is a cervical epidural? Thank you and best wishes!

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 4,163

    Welcome Nyjets266 to the forum!

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  • have they done beyond MRs, something like EMGs?

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  • Appreciate the response. They did a nerve test, everything was normal. Not really any pain moving my neck, a lot of traps/shoulder/biceps issues, though. 

  • Had an EMG done as well, completely normal

  • I have never had a cervical epidural, but we have several members that have, hopefully they will see this and comment

    Chip

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  • I've had multiple cervical epidurals.  Most of mine were done my a interventional physiatrist using local anesthesia.

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