Hello everyone I have received a MRI and need some assistance with the findings. I will limit the 2 area's of concern which are the C5-6 and C6-7. The report states C5-6 Prior cervical fusion. There is residual right paracentral disc osteophyte with mass effect on the ventral right C6 nerve root.
The C6-7 Cervical fusion. Residual broad-based posterior disc osteophyte asymmeteric to the left. There is residual left greater than right neural foraminal stenosis.
The MRI was conducted on the 17th of July 2015 and was a month after my ACDF Surgery. Any help with relaying this into common human terms would be greatly appreciated. One last thing is that after seeing other doctors Primary Care, Pain Management, Orthopedic Surgeon they all either say I'm sorry about your surgery and then say you need to get back to your surgeon, who released from his care and said to try the injection, which did not help. Seems to be that they are not telling me everything.
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