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MRI and spinal stenosis

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:33 AM in Spinal Stenosis
My first post, I wish I had found this site much sooner..

I have an MRI that states - broad based disc and annular bulge, producing spinal stenosis, with both pinching and posterior displacement of the cord, however, no abnormalities of cord signal.

Does this mean, Iam NOT suppose to have any arm pain, every since the accident my right arm has ached constantly and it feels like its deep in my bones. Where it states no abnormalities of cord signal, makes me think they say nothing wrong?

Thanks for any input



  • i'll take a stab at this one...and your dr. will tell you the professional answer.
    i dont believe signal means spinal cord signal' i think it means the magnetic signal that different tissues send back to the mri under a magnetic field. so a normal signal would mean the tissue is normal. as we know normal spinal tissue can send intense pain info to the brain. so i dont think signal refers to pain.
    i'm really out in left field on this one. hopefully an mri engineer will set us straight...
    the fact that you have stenosis and disc bulge may be the reason for your pain....
    hope they have solution and good luck

  • Pete,

    Thank you. I just wanted to make sure I was not losing my mind. ~X( Iam just trying to understand it all...
  • The narrowing of the central canal(stenosis) is enough to compress the nerve/s and cause pain. The disc bulge is taking up space that would otherwise be comfortably occupied by the nerve. Are you have problems with a cervical disc?
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