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neck pain mri results

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
i have small broad central and rightward c3-4 disc protrusion, moderately compressing on the ventral spinal cord. also mild bilateral foraminal narrowing.
broad spondolytic and unconvertebral spurring at c4-5.
right paracentral osteophytic spurring at c4-5 mild compression on right ventral spinal cord.
small focus of STIR hyperintense signal with the central spinal cord at this level may represent myelomalacia.
degenerative disc disease and right paracentral osteophytic spurring compressing on the right ventral spinal cord.
what should i do


  • Welcome to spine health. Remember this does not replace your doctors. The people here can offer their experiences and suggest things you may not know or have thought of before.

    What type of doctor ordered the MRI? And what do they say they want to do? Also if you can provide a little more info about yourself (age, how you received these injuries, and general health) and how you are feeling.

    When I had my MRIs the surgeon told me that we all have abnormalities in our spine. Many mean nothing and don't bother us. The doctors only treat the ones that cause us pain or may cause worse problems in the future.

    You came to the right place. THe support you will find here is immeasurable.
  • Or the best NeuroSurgeon (I use a NS).

    Really don't be afraid to ask your friends and co-workers about their experiences on surgeons. Mine came recomeded from 3 of my friends and my PCP. He's excellent and easy to talk to.

    Also don't be afraid to ask for pain meds to help you be confortable until you decide on on your treatment.

    Don't be forced to except treatment that you feel is wrong for you and your family. Take your time and be informed.

    I am currently waiting for my neck surgery to be schedule ACDF C5/C6/C7

  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    Thats an easy one ... what comes after maybe the bitter pill to swallow .... make an appointment with the best orthopedic surgeon (neurosurgeon 2nd choice) in your (painful) neck of the woods. Try to get a referral from someone who has actually gotten positive results from their care. Start reading up on your various "conditions" ... put the terms into google (or bing) and read till you get informed and upset ... Then contact your primary for an anti-anxiety med.

    We have some experience in these matters - IM any of the mods (or me) for more chat ... or join us at night in the chat here.

    Hoping for relief for you and us all!

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