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MRI breakdown

foxbiteffoxbite Posts: 1
edited 08/10/2015 - 3:14 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
hey guys. if i write out my MRI results could someone write it back in lay mans terms. thanks.

professionals only please.

there is a loss of normal cervical lordosis. the c6/7 disc height is reduced with degenerative endplate and adjacent marrow changes.

at c5/6 level, there is posterior disc osteophyte complex identified causing effacement of the anterior subarachnoid space without significant cord compression.

there is encroachment of the osteophytes especially towards the left sided neural exit foramina at this level with resultant impingement upon the exiting nerve root.

at c6/7 level, there are prominent posterocentral disc osteophyte complexes identified compressing the spinal cord.

there is a mild encroachment upon the neural exit foramina by the bulging disc bilaterally at this level.

minimal posterocentral disc bulge also identified at c3/4 level without causing significant cord compression.

the cv junction is normal. atlantoaxial joint appears unremarkable.

no sinister bony lesion or abnormal paravertebral soft tissue mass is seen.

the cervical canal appears narrowed in ap dimension in the lower cervical region from c5 to c6 vertebral body levels.

is it bad ?

i'm seeing a neurosurgeon in 2 weeks.
in no pain.
doctor signed me off work. (bricklayer).

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  • MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
    MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
    SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary

rude life.
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