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Left sided neck pain - MR Cervical Spine w/o Contrast

About 2 1/2 years ago, I received the following results: Left sided disc protrusion at C4-5 with canal narrowing. Left sided disc protrusion at C6-7 with canal and lateral recess stenosis, and Bilateral foraminal narrowing at C6-7 due to uncinate spurring. I had a cervical medial branch block, but my pain continues. I now have numbness in pinky and ring fingers, neck, shoulder, and head pain daily. Can someone help me to interpret results of imaging?


  • DaffydolphinDaffydolphin Posts: 98
    edited 02/19/2013 - 2:48 PM
    We are not allowed to interpret or evaluate MRIs. But we can help read them. But to do so requires you posting pretty much the full report, especially the ending "impressions" comments. The adjectives used are very important: minimal, mild, moderate, moderate to severe, moderately severe, severe.
    Severe DDD, Severe neural foraminal stenosis at 2 levels, moderate canal stenosis at 2 levels, significantly impaired left shoulder & arm function. Chronic moderate compression fracture at C6.
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