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Question regarding C-5/C6

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I went to see an Ortho today for a consult. After reviewing my MRI I had in May 2007, he called my PCP. While they were speaking the Ortho said it looked like I had some "erosion" of the discs.

My radiology report says:

C5-6: Mild broad-based disc osteophyte complex effacing the ventral CSF. However, dorsal CSF has been adequately maintained. There is mild bilateral forminal narrowing secondary to unconvertebral joint hypertrophy.

The Ortho has suggested a new MRI since it has been over 2 years - which I agree with.

Anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks in advance.



  • Getting a 2nd MRI is common practice after 2 years. They'll be looking for progression of the bone spur (osteophyte)and if there is more foraminal narrowing that could be impinging on a nerve.

    Best wishes to you,

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