Too young to feel this old. Osteoarthritis?
C2-C3: No bulging disc, neural foraminal narrowing or canal
C3-C4: Right lateral disc osteophyte complex with mass effect on
the thecal sac. No nerve root impingement..
C4-C5: No bulging disc, neural foraminal narrowing or canal
C5-C6: Disc degeneration and disc osteophyte complex. Mass effect
on the thecal sac. No impingement on the cord. Modic degenerative
endplate changes. Uncovertebral hypertrophy results in moderate
bilateral neural foraminal narrowing.
C6-C7: Circumferential bulging disc. Slight mass effect on the
thecal sac. No nerve root impingement. Neural foramina are
C7-T1: No bulging disc, neural foraminal narrowing or canal
1. Moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing at C5-C6 as a
result of uncovertebral hypertrophy, disc degeneration and disc
Is this fixable? I sat a certain position for 10 to 14 hours a day and this is where I am now. My left arm is all but useless and my right is trying very hard to catch up. My right leg becomes incredibly painful after ten minutes of driving. The RLS has gotten to the point of needing at least 3 hours to calm down enough to sleep once I lay down in bed.. I have CTS bilaterally as well with trigger finger x4.
I walk like a robot for the first half hour after sitting for any length of time, (bone spurs at Achilles insertional point bilaterally.)
I am 53 and this seems a bit much at this age.Dear Jeticane,
There are different things happening here. The good news is that from the report it appears that the pain in your leg and feet has nothing to do with your neck.
Most conditions that affect the human body are treatable but not fixable, to use your word. No one can fix diabetes, hypertension or osteoarthritis in the neck; but all of these are very treatable.
You've had an old whiplash injury, probably quite a long time ago, and I'd be very surprised if you haven't had warning signs over the years that were the harbinger of things to come.
Your feet need heel pads with a soft centre.
There's some other condition causing your leg pain, but you don't give enough information for me even to give a lot shot.
What's your general health like? Are you significantly overweight, do you exercise and are you eating plenty of fresh fruit and salad? All of these have a bearing on the pain you are experiencing.
It's time to start looking for a local competent chiropractor. Talk to friends and family, and your doctor too. There's someone nearby who can most likely help, if not cure, you. If you had say 70% less pain, but it meant going for a treatment once a month, would you be happy?
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