I had a cervical fusion three years ago. I have been have leg pain and cramping at night, as well as, trouble with balance issues especially walking up and down stairs. I had another MRI with and without contrast done. Multiplanar, multisequence MRI acquired. Images acquired both before and after administration of 6cc Gadavist contrast IV.
Findings: Anterior interbody fusion hardware from C-5-C-7 generates susceptibility artifact, limiting local detail evaluation. Multilevel disk degeneration with relative preservation of disk height.
C-2-C-3: No spinal/foraminal narrowing.
C-4-C-5 Posterior central protrusion with mild cord remodeling anterior. Moderate central and lateral stenosis. AP canal diameter measures 8 mm.
C-6-C-7 Similar circumferential spondylosis and ligamentum flavum redundancy. Moderate central/lateral stenosis and foraminal narrowing.
C-6-C-7 Similar circumferential spondylosis. Mild to moderate central/lateral stenosis and mild to moderate left forminal narrowing.
C-7-C-8 Circumferential spondylosis and mild facet hypertrophy. There is moderate central/lateral and moderate to severe bilateral foraminal narrowing, with probable contact of exiting C8 nerve roots bilaterally.
I want to know what is meant by mild cord remodeling anterior at C-4-C-5? Should I be concerned with my balance issues and leg cramps at night. I also have pain that goes down both arms when I bend over and reach for something.