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Update - Neck Pain and MRI Results

kgwozkkgwoz Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi everyone,

I had an ACDF on C5-6 four years ago and had a great recovery (had right-sided pain and tingling). A few weeks ago, I woke up with intense pain and burning in my neck (with shooting pain down left arm and right shoulder).

I understand most of my newest MRI results, but have questions on a few findings.

1) Mild degenerative endplate bone marrow signal changes are noted along the superior endplate of C7 and inferior endplate of C4.

2) Small focus of increased T1 and T2 signal along the inferior aspect of the T4 vetebral body demonstartes loss of signal on STIR and probably represents a small focus of fat infiltration.

3) At C2-C3 and C3-C4, mild bilateral facet arthropathy is noted.

Any 'translation' and help is greatly appreciated. The earliest appointment for a physiatrist is late September.



  • Since those of us on Spine Health are patients, it is policy not to try and translate, interpret, guess, surmise or in any other way give feedback on an MRI or any other imaging studies. It is dangerous and can potentially lead someone down the wrong path.

    I know how much it stinks to have to wait, but waiting to sit down with your doc to discuss your MRI results is best. Most everyone has something a miss on their MRI, however they are not symptomatic, and therefore don't need to stress over it.

  • Thanks for the information. Hopefully everything works out and I stay as far away from another surgery as possible. :)
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