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MRI Results

lorimchawkllorimchawk Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:02 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had a cspine MRI done and these are the findings: Can you please explain what this means?

C2/3 mild disc bulge, no stenosis
C3/4 Shallow central to left paracentral disc osteophyte complex, mild stenosis. Mild anterior cord flattening.
C4/5 Shallow central to right paracentral disc osteophyte complex, mild central stenosis. Mild anterior cord flattening.
C5/6 Disc osteophyte complex more prominent left paracentrally. Milk central narrowing. Mild left hemicord flattening.
C6/7 Mild disc bulge and left uncovertebral hypertrophy. No stenosis.
C7/T1 Face hypertrophy, no stenosis.

Impression: Mild midcervical spondylosis with disc osteophyte complexes and cord findings as decribed. No severe stenosis.

What does all of this mean?


  • there is a great support network here. As far as your MRI results, you need to talk to your Dr, I can give you only what I think it means. Your Dr will take your symptoms and look for possible cause based upon the MRI results. In some cases you could have these findings and no symptoms at all.
    the osteophytes are bonespur growths that are only an issue when they narrow or impinge on a nerve or the spinal canal.
    mild midcervical spondylosis is osteo arthritis depending on how the Dr who read the MRI uses the term.
    The stenosis means narrowing of the area being described.
    Please let us know what your Dr says.
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