Can you help explain recent MRI results?
There is reversal of cervical lordosis.
C2-3: small central disc protrusion and mild right facet arthropathy without spinal stenosis, cord compression, or neural foraminal narrowing.
C3-4: small bulging disc without spinal stenosis or cord compression. There is mild left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to uncovertebal joint arthropathy.
C4-5: Symmetrical bulging disc with superimposed small central disc protrusion resulting in mild spinal stenosis with mild flattenting of the ventral cord and mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing.
C5-6: symmetrical bulging disc with a superimposed broad-based disc herniation eccentric to the right, prominent posterior osteophyte, and ligamentum flavum buckling resulting in mild to moderate spinal stenosis with mild flattening of the ventral cord. There is moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis secondary to disc osteophyte and uncovertebral joint arthropathy
C6-7: there is a small bulging disc without spinal stenosis, cord compression, or neural foraminal narrowing.**********************************
No one on the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or
or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can always be applied.
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
Liz -Spine-health Moderator