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Can someone please help me understand my MRI report of my Cervical Spine

Rory129RRory129 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
this is my MRI report. If someone can help me understand what it means that would be great. please note, I am going to be going to my dr. but i would like to have an idea before i go. thanks

Diagnostic Imaging Report

• MRI of the cervical spine without contrast. Comparison: None available.

• Findings: Marrow signal is unremarkable without infiltrative lesion.

• The craniocervical junction and posterior fossa appear unremarkable.

• Signal throughout the cervical spinal cord is unremarkable.

• There is a left paracentral disc and protrusion at C6-C7 which is resulting in moderate-to-severe left-sided foraminal narrowing and effacement of the CSF in the ventral thecal sac, in close proximity to the spinal cord at this level.

• The prevertebral soft tissues are within normal limits.

• Impression: Left paracentral disc protrusion at C6-C7 resulting in mild spinal canal stenosis and moderate-to-severe left-sided neural foraminal narrowing. Clinically correlate with any C7 radiculopathy.


  • Thanks. I did not know about the rules. I had just joined today.
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,378
    my reccomendation would be to use the search function at the top of the page to search for physician explanations of the conditions noted in your MRI. THere is a wealth of information available to you via this site on most of the more commonally seen spine related conditions.

    If that doesn't yeild a wealth of answers for you,
    there is always Google's or Bing's search features on the internet in general.

    These three options will give you an idea of may be going on based on the MRI findings. Most importantly is to discuss these findings with your physician(s) as they can give you perscetive into your overall status and make reccomendations as to how you may want to proceed.

    All the new medical terminology can be scarry ... but do your "homework" and be prepared with a list of questions for your helthcare providers.

    Again ... welcome!

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  • as far as i know none of us are consultant radiographers and as spine health rules state we are not allowed to give advice on MRI/CAT scan findings as we may get if wrong and either worry you or miss something vital ..your consultant will discuss the findings with you i know it sound unreasonable but its the rules i am aware that you are new and did not realise .there nothing wrong with YOU commenting on YOUR OWN results when you have them
    once again i am sorry
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