Hello - I am new to this so please bear with me. I have been having sever pain in my neck, back going into my arms. I had an mri last week and received the results yesterday. My doc called and wanted to see me right away - i am presently seeing a Rheumatologist. See looked at me and is sending me to pt - if that doesn't work then shots and if that doesn't work, a neurosurgeon. here is the bad part of my mri:
c6-7: Mild diffuse disk bulging in addition to a large left lateral recess/proximal left foramen disk extrusion. The extruded disk measures 8mm in height, 5mm in AP diameter, and 7mm in width. This obliterates the CSF space anterior and posterior to the spinal cord, with the AP diameter of the canal in the midline measuring 7.5mm. There is severe narrowing of the left foramen.
Can someone please help me understand this? Also, is it something to worry about?