Here is what my MRI says:
Cervical Spine MRI
Findings: mild loss of the normal cervical lordosis. C5-6 disk space is mildly narrowed.
C3-4 and C4-5 minimal annular bulge without canal or foraminal stenosis
C5-6 small diffuse disc osteophyte complex 3mm in AP diameter indents the sac without canal stenosis. Sac AP diameter is 10mm. The ventral surface of the cord is slightly deformed adjacent to the disc, although there is CSF between the disc and cord. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing.
At C5-6 there is a small diffuse disc osteophyte complex indenting the sac and mildly narrowing the foramina, without central canal stenosis. The ventral surface of the cord is slightly deformed at this level, although CSF surrounds the cord. Elsewhere, there are more mild degenerative changes.
My question is this.....in your opinion, will surgery be required? If so, what kind? Am I correct in understanding that there is a compression of the spine? And if so, is this dangerous?
Thank you for any help!!~ It is much appreciated!