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Strange white spike in MRI of neck

PunJediPPunJedi Posts: 3
edited 08/20/2015 - 7:34 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
After being passed on by doctor after doctor because I'm only 42 and I "shouldn't have this much pain and suffering" I am finally starting to get sme results from a doctor who has seen me many years ago and can track my degenerative nature.

I am aware of my Spondylolesthesis as well as various issues shown in my cervical and lumbar imaging but I have on nagging question
that I can't seem to get an answer for.

I have included two images to show the area in question. I am curious as to what, if anything, this white spike represents.

It shows on multiple images and does not appear to be an MRI "artifact or glitch"

Any suggestions that I can bring up to my physician would be great.

This area also correlates with my extreme pain and when I 'throw my neck out' and can't move,, breathe well, or function so I wonder if it is
causing more issues than my Kyphosis and spondylosis in my neck.



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  • PunJediPPunJedi Posts: 3
    edited 08/20/2015 - 8:42 AM
    I apologize if it seems I am looking for any diagnosis or prognosis. It's merely a curiosity such as someone seeing it and responding that it resembles something obvious etc.. I can see where there are issues with giving any kind of information that may lead someone to assume it to be taken as proper medical evidence / information and I didn't mean to imply as such.
    "but you look just fine..."
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
    Thats fine, no need to apologize.

    We just always want to make sure that we let new members aware that no one here is medically qualified to provide formal advice.

    We do have so many members here with years of personal experience that can always be useful.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
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