So I finally paid someone to create 3D images for me. The resolution isn’t great, apparently because of the way the files were formatted. But he said he could see the IJV compression on both sides. And also that my styloids look like a normal length. Both under 2.0. Along with all of the normal disclaimers that he’s not a doctor and not diagnosing me. So wanted to hear what you all think, again not diagnosing me. I always assumed it was a ligament – stylomandibular or stylohyoid or whatever – that was causing my symptoms. But he seems to think it could be the transverse processes of the C1. I’m still kind of an amateur at all of this anatomy. Could this be causing the ear pain and weird facial neuropathy. I see Hepworth again next week. About ready to schedule surgery, even though I haven’t been terribly symptomatic. He’s a busy guy, so I don’t get a lot of time to ask a lot of questions, so I want to know as much as I can going in.
I have more images, but these are the two close ups.