MRI of March 29, 2019 reports i have multi level stenosis with a spinal canal AP diameter of 8mm; 7mm and 6mm (c 6/7; c 5/6 and c 4/5 respectively); completely effaced ventral subarachnoid space with lateral recesses completely obscured along with prominent posterior disc/osteophyte comlexes (due to DDD). There appears to be fairly severe bilateral foraminal stenosis.
IMPRESSION: Prominent posterior disc/osteophyte complexes from c4 - c7 as described. The changes are most severe at c4 - 5 with prominent central canal stenosis measuring 6mm in AP dimension and severe bilateral foraminal stenosis as well.
My GP has ordered an EMG for end of this month to check on nerve function.
I am an otherwise healthy 47 yr old man in top physical condition but the chronic pain, limited range of motion; clicking sounds in my neck are becoming - well, a pain in the neck ( see what i did there?☺)
Anyone out there with similar findings? Prognosis?
Welcome to the forum. You may be functioning well, for which I am glad, but most of us here share the experience of pain. Lots of it. Someone will likely recommend an operation in your future. What ever is said, know that results are a bit... unpredictable. Most people still have pain post-op but you may feel it in many other places. That is not actually funny, but unfortunately true. This forum and other sources on the internet are excellent for amplifying the information you have about your condition, as well as the fellowship and encouragement we get from communicating with other spinal cord injured people.
You are between a rock and the hard place and I'm very sorry you had to seek us out.