Hello! I am Niki. I just had an MRI of my neck done and need some advise. What does it mean besides I have a few bulging disks and a lot of pain, numbess & tingling?
The allignment of the spine is normal. There is loss of height & signal pf the disks, in particular C4-5 & C6-7. There are some endplate reactive changes. There is no bright signal in the disk spaces.
At C2-3 there is a central disk buldge or osteophyte . The canal is broad, there is mild facet arthropathy.
At C3-4 there is a broad based central disk protrusion. The thecal sac is flattened, AP dimension about a centemeter.
At C4-5 there is a broad baswd centeal diak or osteophyte. The cord is flattened and deformed. AP dimension of the sac is 6mm. There is some abnormal signal in the cord.
At C5-6 there is a disk bulge facet arthropathy the canal is broad.
At C6-7 there is broad based central disk or osteophyte. The cord is flattened Ap dimension of cord 8mm. The foramina are patent.
At C7-T1 no focal abnormality
I need to get a new MRI of my lower back as the last one is from 2006 and had a lot of degenration.
I'm most concerned about the deformed and flattened cord with abnormal signal.
Help me decipher this please!!*********************
There is nobody on the forum qualified or permitted to interpret or advise on an MRI finding this is something you need to discuss with your doctorhttp://www.spine-health.com/forum/announcements/spine-health-announcements/mri-reports-why-we-cant-advise