hey all…I know Karen is on her hols…but havea few questions after seeing neuro for first time last week…
I took my c spine MRI from 2010 -done without contrast and they were looking at discs , would that MRI have picked up I lesions if there were any in the spinal cord? MRI showed loss of cervical lordosis and c4/c5 disc protusion. c5/c6 no significant disc lesion .all other discs no signs of disc lesion. no nerve root involvement but radiologyst commented on how all my symptoms at time were explained!! lol
I don’t have the MRI scan from 1994 it’s been destroyed…the report now too…but did get a copy in 2010 this said I had a partial lesion on spinal cord can’t recall where, an extra vertebra and spina bifida occulta( birth deformity> and also smorls nodes on lumber spine from rta. Physios have lost report lol I was never informed of the partial lesion or smorls nodes just the spina bifida acculta…!!
also gave him brain MRI (feb 2012)also done without contrast, done about 10 days after onset of ON …small spot of inflamation on left optic nerve and some age related changes in brain.
neuro wats to review these and decide if I need any more MRI. not had a thorasic MRI or lumber since 1994 6 mths post rta. can he be confident on my hx and examination alone that I don’t have ms or some other problem? he seemd reluctant to put me through any more uncomfortable procedures and I agree but if they would be helpful regarding a review then I’d go for it. bear in mind I have not been reassesed for about 19 yr neuro wise… never had a LP doe and not ure if he will request this…had evoked potentials in 1994 which were not normal on left leg
would appreciate any feed back from this…thanks…em x