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1670571 tn?1303706040

Spine MRI result qustions

I had theses done Because i felt weak mor on one side and had spasms in my arms alot.  there not sure if it is from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type.

Cord, Cauda Equina : Conus is at L1

C3-4- mild right uncal hypertrophy

Minimal wedging of T10 and T11 vertebral bodies

Facet Joints- normal alignment. mild sclerosis at L4-5 and L5-S1. neural foramina are patent.

Disk. No herniation. mild bulging at T4-5 and T10-11 without significant stenosis

There is some degenerative changes.

So i want to know is this causing weakness and spasms. Does this results show its from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type, i know my lower back dislocated and will make my legs have no feeling.

thanks you, CD
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620923 tn?1452915648

  HI...I am not sure I understand ur question, but r u asking if this means EDS is causing ur leg weakness?....I am not sure this report can tell nething of EDS.....it may show the signs that some one may have EDS, but not the other way around.....

DO u have a rheumatoid Dr for ur EDS?....

There is a EDS group here on MedHelp....http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Ehlers-Danlos-Syndrome/show/417?camp=msc

U may want to join us : )

  "selma"
1670571 tn?1303706040
I have EDS  syndrome hypermobility type diagnosed by a genetic doctor. i was wondering sence i have eds my doctor * genetic one* said it caused spine problems, Is that EDS  syndrome hypermobility type seen with that back problems i posted. I asked my nueroligst  hes not sure he dosnt know about EDS realy but the Genetic doctor is hard to get a hold of so i was wondering what back problems go with EDS. sence i have Ehlers- Danlos syndrome hypermobility type. The other qustion didnt have to do with EDS syndrome hypermobility type i was wondering the MRI result can it cause weakness or spasms by the results.
620923 tn?1452915648

  U would be better served going to a rhuematoid dr that specializes in EDS for ur spine issues for that, the geneticist may only be able to dx for u and not much more.

I also have EDS hypermobility type and have bulging disks and other issues with my spine, so I know how u feel.But most likely , yes, having EDS could be y u r dealing with this.

The spasms  and weakness may be the EDS and could be if the spine issues r causing nerve impingement.

Have u had ne other dx's since ur EDS dx?

    "selma"
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Hi there. Ehlar danlos syndrome is a group of inherited connective tissue disorders caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen. The spinal deformities include scoliosis, kyphosis, tethered cord syndrome, and occipitoatlantoaxial hyper mobility.  Your disc issues have to be checked in detail. You need to be assessed for a demyelinating disorder known as multiple sclerosis since you have muscle spasms too. The neurologist would be the best person to evaluate your neurological condition. Hope this helps. Take care.
620923 tn?1452915648
I found this on the web at the following site...the link is included:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1244/
Note I added 2 **'s to indicate that muscle spasms can occur as a result of EDS and may not indicate u have nething more, although it is always goo d to rule all conditions with similar symptoms out.

Disease characteristics. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), classic type is a connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility, abnormal wound healing, and joint hypermobility. It includes two previously designated subtypes (EDS type I and EDS type II) that are now recognized to form a continuum of clinical findings. The skin is smooth, velvety to the touch, and hyperelastic; i.e., it extends easily and snaps back after release (unlike lax, redundant skin, as in cutis laxa). The skin is fragile, as manifested by splitting of the dermis following relatively minor trauma, especially over pressure points (knees, elbows) and areas prone to trauma (shins, forehead, chin). Wound healing is delayed, and stretching of scars after apparently successful primary wound healing is characteristic. Complications of joint hypermobility, such as dislocations of the shoulder, patella, digits, hip, radius, and clavicle, usually resolve spontaneously or are easily managed by the affected individual.** Other features include hypotonia with delayed motor development, fatigue and muscle cramps, and easy bruising. Less common findings include mitral and tricuspid valve prolapse, aortic root dilatation, and spontaneous rupture of large arteries.
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