What does this mean in the MRI report ?
Significant findings include reversal of the normal cervical spinal curvature presumably secondary to spasm. There is degenerative disc disease with posterior protrusion of the disc and flattening of the anterior thecal sac at the C3-4, C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 levels. In addition, there is slight flattening of the cervical spinal cord at C4-5 and C5-6 levels secondary to the central disc protrusion. The disc protrusion is generally greater on the right than the left. No significant neural foraminal stenosis or spinal stenosis is otherwise seen on the study.
The vertebral bodies, facets, pedicles and posterior elements are otherwise intact and generally unremarkable. The paraspinal soft tissues are normal.
Multilevel degenerative disc disease, which is most significant at the C4-5 and C5-6 levels where a mild degree of spinal cord flattening is identified.
Reversal of the cervical spinal lordosis secondary to paracervical musculature spasticity.