I don’t have a mri of my head. I have mri of my thoracic and lumbar spine. I was in a car accident at 17 and started having the true pain at the age of 23. but now I look back and realize I had a heavy head feeling and neck problems since I was little. This MRI was done laying down. My chiropractor says that in my x-rays(which are done standing) that it looks like my spine is shoved into my skull.
My left arm hardly works and hurts so bad. I haven’t been able to work in years because of all the pain and weakness in my upper body. my heart races when I sleep at night. I have eye disturbances. all kinds of issues but I can’t find a doctor to take me seriously. they all want to put me on antidepressants and I have already went down that road. It doesn’t help. Neurontin doesn’t help either. This mri was done in 2009. the main things on the report that were not mentioned to me at the time were borderline canal stenosis and hypertrophy on the atlantodens articulation. I am so curious to know what you or anyone else thinks of this mri. I suspect that my odontoid is pressing on something when I am in an upright position.
What I think your chiropractor is suggesting is called ‘basilar invagination’ or ‘cranial settling’, if you want to look it up and see if that fits.
You say your heart races when you sleep at night, have you tried raising the head of your bed, or sleeping upright ? Your symptoms sound like some of mine, I have to sleep upright, I have craniocervical instability, have you been checked for this ?