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MRI for neck pain.

RedthreadmomRRedthreadmom Posts: 10
edited 07/30/2015 - 7:34 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello, so I had an MRI an can't understand any of it...and I don't have an appointment with my neurosurgeon for 2 weeks. Is there anyone out there that understands? Thanks in advance!

At the c2-c3 level there is a mild degree of (congenital) canal stenosis. The AP canal diameter is 10mm. Mild bilateral hyper trophy is seen. There is no focal did hernia tigon or secondarily acquired stenosis.

At the c3-c4 level there is a small dorsal disc osteophyte which results in a moderate degree of canal stenosis, narrowing the diameter to 8mm. There is facet hypertrophy and moderate left and mild right foraminal stenosis.

At the c4-c5 level the patient has had prior fusion and there is latency of the central canal. There is a mild degree of left neural foraminal stenosis.

At the c5-c6 level there has been prior inter body fusion and the central canal and the neural foraminal remain patent.

At the c7-t1 level there's a right para central disc osteophyte complex which has a mass effect on the right lateral recess. The AP canal diameter measures 8mm. There is mild right neural foraminal stenosis and the left neural foraminal is patent.

Impression: Postoperative changes from prior arthodesis involving anterior and posterior components as above mentioned from c3-c7.

Dorsal disc osteophyte complexes resulting in moderate degrees of central canal stenosis at c3-c4, c6-c7, and c7-t1.

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 doctor

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