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.