uprightdoc wrote:Hello Robert,
In case I didn't previously reply in a PM, the last sagittal (side) cervical view is more of the same but better detail. The triangular tooth-like bone is the dens of C2 or axis. The vertebra below it is C3. The lower vertebra should look more square. Look at the deformity in your end plates (top and bottom of the vertebra). That type of deformation is from compression loads. The compression loads likewise caused the disc to buldge into the epidural space and compress the vertebral veins (VVP) from C3 through C6. Spondylosis changes the dimensions of the spinal canal and alters the hydraulics in the epidural space surrounding the cord. Those hydraulics are affected by posture, movement and respiration. The faulty hydraulics in the epidural space and veins of the spinal canal are transmitted to the spinal cord. That's a basic principle of physics. The impact of those faulty hydraulics in the epidural space on blood and CSF flow in the cord has yet to be determined. Further research needs to be done. My theory is, whatever it is, faulty hydraulics can't be good.
Thx, do you know what year this mri is from?
2004, this is the mri that led to my MS diagnosis.
7 lesions and a protein in the spine.
So, the deformations were there in 2004...confusing