Hi I am new to this forum and trying to find the cause of my symptoms. How do physicians determine between something like B12 damage or myelopathy?
I was discovered with lowish b12 in April and almost non existant folic acid in June
but an MRI of my neck showed "ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament from c3-4 through c5-6 which narrows at the central canal of the cervical spine. there is degenerative disc change which contributes to narrowing of the central cervical spinal canal" but no focal or generalized myelomalacia "no evidence of any abnormal signal"
it is late and I am over googling but it seems that another MRI further down would be needed to diagnosis myelopathy?
why can't doctors explain better to us lay people?
Thanks in advance