Can anyone interpret these MRI results into English?
"There is a large right lateral recess and foraminal disc extrusion impinging on the descending right C8 and exiting right C7 nerve roots. The left lateral recess and neural foramen are patent. There is left uncovertable joint hypertrophy with mild left foraminal narrowing."
Its painful (primarily in my right arm), but slightly better than a week ago when it was ungodly painful 24/7. No numbness but fairly significant loss of strength on the right tricep. My right side is also experiencing muscle spasms about 50% of the time, although they have been getting a little better after steroids.
The OS says surgery, and fast to prevent any (further?) permanent nerve damage - steroids have helped a tiny bit, so injections might provide temporary relief but it isn't ever going to get 100% better on its own. I am inclined to agree with him - surgery vs the pain is barely a question. Does this seem like a reasonable diagnosis though?