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cervical MRI reading

mayoralmmayoral Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
need help understanding what MRI stated: Multilevel degenerative disc disease. worse at c5/c6 where there is also a central protruding component which causes slight deformity along the ventral surface of the spinal cord, as well as, results in narrowing of the central canal. needed an mri after getting hit on the head with a very heavy overhead door.


  • Welcome to the Spiney's :H Remember, we are not doc's. Just people who have had experiences like you are having. You don't say what your symptoms are..are you having pain, numbness, tingling? Possibly in one or both arms? The way I understand your MRI, you have a protruding disc that is touching your spinal cord. This is not good. If not treated, nerve damage could result. There are a lot of links on the home page here, that will give you an idea of degen disc disease, and the possible treatments. Stay with us here, we try to support one another throughout the treatment process, be it non-invasieve, or surgery. I would suggest you consult a neuro-surgeon for an evaluation. Good luck.

  • Where is your pain? Do you have numbness and or weakness?
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