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I finally got my Cervical MRI report. I was expecting news of a couple bulges. Instead, more terms for me to learn. I'm looking at the films now and working (Google research) to understand what the radiologist sees. It's a good thing a radiologist interpreted them, because I looked at the images before reading the report and thought not much is going on. Instead, the house of cards is beginning to fall. It's more difficult to hold my head up, and my neck muscles are tired and tense. My arms and hands feel ice-water cold.

So, for show and tell today, I brought my MRI report. I'll see a neurosurgeon in a couple weeks even though my GP has only referred me to Pain Management. I don't intend to wait on expert advice.

Findings: Mild reversal of expected lordosis, apex at C4.
C2-3: No focal disc herniation or stenosis.
C3-4: Mild diffuse disc bulge. Minimal osteophytes at the uncovertebral joints. Ventral subarachnoid space is narrow. No stenosis.
C4-5: Mild diffuse disc bulge. Ventral subarachnoid space is effaced. No stenosis. No focal disc herniation.
C5-6: Very minimal disc bulge. Ventral subarachnoid space is narrow. No stenosis. No focal disc herniation.
C6-7: Minimal diffuse disc bulge. No stenosis. No disc herniation.
C7-T1: No stenosis. No focal disc herniation.

Impression: Disc bulges at a few levels. Minimal bony spurring as described.


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,817
    Good plan. It's pretty extraordinary the radiological reasources on YouTube and radiologist website detailing each reading meaning
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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