Could someone with medical knowledge please translate the following notes from my MRI report (3 views: c-spine, thoracic & lumbar) to simple English for me to understand? I would much appreciate it! (please translate line by line if you could)
"examination is mildly limited by motion artifact"
C4-5: "there is a mild disc protrusion (does this mean "bulge?"). there is no significant central canal or neural foraminal stenosis"
C5-6: "mild right central disc extrusion is present. disc herniation abuts the right ventral aspect of the spinal cord and there is a central canal to a midsaggital diameter 8mm resulting in mild central canal stenosis. there is minimal narrowing of the left neural foramen"
C6-7: "mild central disc protrusion is present. the central canal measures 10mm in its midsagittal diameter. there is no significant central canal stenosis. there is mild bilateral uncovertebral joint sees. however, there is no significant neural foraminal stenosis."
Lumbar: "the conus medullaris ends at the L1-2 level and the distal spinal cord is normal in appearance"
"at the L4-5 level, there has been interval development of a left foraminal disc extrusion which abuts the anterior inferior margin of the exiting left L4 nerve root. there is mild narrowing of the left neural foramen"
"Impression - cspine: stable degenerative disc disease at C4-5, C5-6, C6-7. Mild central canal stenosis at C5-6. lumbar: interval development of left foraminal disc extrusion at L4-5 which abuts the inferior anterior margin of the exiting left L4 nerve root"