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New Member-need help understanding MRI results

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.


  • First let me say welcome to spine-health. Unfortunately there is no one here whom could read your MRI and give your a accurate diagnoses of what your dealing with. The doctors will take the images along with the clinical exam to make a accurate diagnoses of what to do from here. Once you have had surgery doesn't mean they always do surgery. Sometimes conservative methods of treatment can help, but only your doctor can make that decision. Of course if surgery is on the table I would still get a second opinion so you know all your options. Keep in mind the more times they go in the more scar tissue that adds up.

    Anyway just wanted to stop by and welcome you to spine-health. If there is anything I can do don't hesitate to pm me. Take care and keep us posted on what you decide to do.
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