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Help with interpreting MRI results

Lightning1LLightning1 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi, I am new to this forum but was wondering if anyone with medical experience is able to help me out with reading my MRI results. I have degenerative disc disc disease but have been in a lot of pain recently in both my cervical and lumbar regions. I am a female of 48 years old. If you are able to interpret an MRI scan result, please email me at paula.cohen850@gmail.com. Many thanks.


  • First let me say welcome to spine-health. For the most we are just spine patients and for us interpret your mri's well we someone could say something that could make you worry for no reason or tell you it was fine and nothing to worry about. When do you go back and see the doctor whom ordered the MRI? More importantly is what kind of symptoms are you having that required a MRI, and how long have they been going on? What type of treatments have they tried so far? Are you taking any medications and if so what are they?

    One thing I might mention is that everyone after the age of 25 is going to show something on the MRI, as your spine is a series of moving joints so they will have some wear and tear that is normal. Many people will have herniated disc and never know it as is non symptomatic. Some of the terms you don't understand you can put in the search bar at the top of the page and read up on them. Also if you are seeing a spine specialist, in the FAQ section is some links one preparing to meet with a spine specialist and the other 38 questions to ask a spine surgeon. They should help you formulate a list of questions to ask the doctor when you see them again for the results.

    Just thought I would stop by and welcome you to spine-health. If I can be of any assistance don't hesitate to pm me. Take care.
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