Quote Originally Posted by Linda Foshee View Post
I had more scans. MRI of the cervical spine, first one. I am not an expert but the findings don’t look great, however, the cord is not damaged. There is contact with the cord in several areas from disc bulges and osteophytic ridges. Other areas have severe neural foraminal stenosis. Also have a reversed lordosis of the cervical spine. I haven’t heard from the spine team if there is a decision about what was found. I also had a CT of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. Nothing new from three months ago on the lumbar. Thoracic has problems as expected. Linda, do you know what the process is in regards to processing or approving a patient for surgery? Length of time or extra tests? Thank you, Linda
Hi Linda...

The diagnostic tests are based on each patient's issues and the desires of your surgeon. And, surgery or other treatment options are entirely up to your insurance carrier.

By the way, cervical CT and MRIs of people with scoliosis are notoriously horrific sounding. My neck is a mess, radiographically speaking, but I've managed to avoid treatment for at least 25 years by doing daily PT exercises, and am hopeful that I'll be able to continue doing so for the rest of my life. KNOCK ON WOOD!

--Linda