Can anyone help me to understand my mri a little better. I've been having upper back and neck pain for awhile now, about six years and its getting more frequent. Its upper back and neck pain going down my right arm and it also pulls in the chest. I have what i call wasp stings in my arms and sometimes the legs. I have muscle spasms and knots in my neck. And my lower legs and feet also cramp alot. Im in the care of a neuro surgeon and i just had carple tunnel surgery on both hands in the last month...this is how my mri reads...
Straightening of the normal of the normal lordosis.
C2-c3 disc is unremarkable. The c3-c4 is unremarkable. No stenosis. At c4-c5 there is a minor 2 mm broad base disc osteophyte complex with only minimal effacment of the ventral thecal sac. No signicant central stenosis. There is minimal foramial stenosis.
At c5-c6 there is a broad base disc bulge asymmetric to the right side with posterior osteophyte. The disc bulge on the right side measures up to 3-4 mm in posterior extent. It effaces the ventral thecal sac. It comes close to and may just barely contact the ventral aspect of the cord with mild to moderate central stenosis. There is moderate right foraminal stenosis and mild left foraminal stenosis.
At c6-c7, there is diffuse loss of disc height. There is a diffuse broad base disc bulge asymmetric, much worse on the right side than the left. It measures up to 4 mm in posteriot extent. Central stenosis is moderate with the AP diameter of the canal narrowed to 7 mm. Foraminal stenosis is moderate bilaterally.
At c7-t1, there is a very mild 2-3 mm broad base disc bulge with only minimal central stenosis and no foraminal stenosis.
Thank you for any advice.