So I got my MRI results today, and well I don't understand any of it to be honest. I have not heard back from the neurologist yet, his office said he would go over them with me at the next appt. in a month!
I am in a lot of pain and have been for a couple of years, but lately its gotten progressively worst and new symptoms have been causing me to worry and reach out to this neurologist who ordered my MRI. I just want to understand what is going on with me. I know what I am feeling is bad, but I don't know if this is anything to worry about or not.
Here are the results and hope someone can give me some personal interpretations.
Cervical MRI Results:
At C2-3, there is a moderate diffuse annular disc bulge with degenerative facet hypertrophy. Moderate narrowing of the spinal canal was demonstrated. Minimal 5 mm area of altered signal intensity demonstrated within the cervical cord at this level. There is degenerative narrowing of the left neural foramen noted at this level.
At C3-4, there is a moderate diffuse broad-based annular disc bulge with degenerative facet hypertrophy and moderate spinal stenosis. There is narrowing of the inferior aspects of the neural foramina bilaterally, left greater than right.
At C4-5, there is a moderate diffuse broad-based annular disc bulge with facet degeneration. There is moderate spinal canal stenosis with mild neural foraminal narrowing bilaterally.
At C6-7, and C7-T1, no focal abnormalities are demonstrated.
Degenerative changes are noted most pronounced at C2-3, C3-4 and C4-5. Multilevel annular disc bulges are noted at these levels with resulting moderate spinal stenosis. There is also a 5 MM focal area of altered signal intensity within the cervical cord at the level of C2-3 which may represent a small area of cord contusion. Multilevel displacement and impingement of the cervical cord is suspected extending from C2-3 through C5-6. No evidence of fracture or abnormality of alignment.