Can anyone help me understand my MRI results of cervical spine? Had previous double fusion from C5-C7 and was in a minor car accident 4 months ago causing neck and lower back pain. I've included all the findings but the one that concerns me is the the disc herniation at C7-T1. If the spinal cord is mildly deformed does that mean more surgery?
The cranioverterbral junction is normal.
There is a right paracentral disc herniation at C7-T1 mildly deforming the spinal cord.
Anterior cervical fusion has been performed from C5-C7. The alignment remains anatomic.
The vertebral bodies are normal in height and marrow signal.
There is no loss of normal T2 weighted disc signal throughout the cervical spine.
The upper thoracic spine is unremarkable.
There is no foraminal stenosis.
There is no facet joint arthropathy or spondylolisthesis.
The paraspinal soft tissues are unremarkable.