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imusbenangelliimusbenangell Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
description: there is mild retrolistesis of c4 on c5 and spondylolisthesis ofc5on 6 on the order of 2 to 3mm. there is pehaps very mild intervertebral disc space loss at these levels. there is no evidence for acute vertebral body hieght loss. there is mininmal amount of fluid signal intensity along the posteriop margin or the spinal cord. this may represent a prominent central canal or possibly a small syrinx. this extends approximately 1.4 cm longitudinally posteriop to the c2/3 level maximal axil dimension is prehaps on the order to 1/2 mm. no clear complicating features are identified. the spinal cord signal is otherwise normal. no cord expansion is identified.
axial images: through the level of the foramen magnum and at the c2/3 level no significant spinal stenosis or neurofaminal encroachment identfied. at the c3/4 level there is mild uncovertebral proliferative change on the right narrowing the right neural foramen but not mediating spinal stenosis. at the c4/5 level there is irregular disc osteophyte complex without clear spinal stenosis there is right neuroforaminal encroachment. at the c5/6 level there is mild spondylolisthesis no significant disc bulging spinal stenosis or neroforminal encrouchment identified. at the c6/7 and c7/t1 levels the intervertebral are normal.

does any one know what all this means?


  • Hi,

    First let me say welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find lots of information here. As far as your MRI goes we are not medical doctors and we can't not interpret MRI findings. Who ordered this MRI and when do you follow back up with them? Keep in mind after about age 25 everyone is going have some findings on the MRI's. You could read up on cervical spinal stenosis and see the causes of it. If you use the search feature, located at the top of the page many of those terms could be brought up here. By reading and educating yourself on the spine, you will be more prepared when getting the results. Also check out the FAQ section there is a link to what the difference is between bulging, hernations and protrusions. Also in that section is a great article in preparing to meet with a spine specialist. By reading that article and preparing some questions with your doctor when you meet up with them and making the meeting very productive. What brought you to seek getting a MRi of your cervical spine done?

    Just thought I would stop by and say welcome to spine-health and please keep us posted on what you find out. If I can do anything don't hesitate to pm me. Take care.
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