Had a MRI....doc isnt responding with anything...thought I would ask here:
The cranial cervical junction is preserved. Extensive cervical spine surgical changes are again noted from C4-C7. This
appears similar when compared to the previous examination.
Mild posterior disc bulging at C2-C3 is seen producing thecal sac flattening cord compression. The AP diameter of the
spinal canal remains preserved at 13 mm.
At C3-C4, posterior disc osteophyte complex formation is again seen producing thecal sac and the anterior cord
flattening. On today's study, the AP diameter of the spinal canal is 8.4 mm which is slightly decreased when compared to
the prior study.
Uncovertebral joint hypertrophy is again seen bilaterally at this level producing bilateral exiting foraminal stenosis.
At the C4-C5 surgical level, there continues to be posterior spurring. Thecal sac flattening is noted. The AP diameter of
the spinal canal measures 9.5 mm which is similar when compared to the prior study. Foraminal narrowing on the left is
At the C5-C6 level, there continues to be a posterior bony spur on the left indenting the thecal sac and producing left
foraminal narrowing. This was noted to be present on the prior study and appears similar.
The C6-C7 fuse level again shows a focal bony spur in the lateral recess on the right indenting the thecal sac and producing
mild lateral recess and foraminal narrowing. Cervical cord is not compressed. The AP diameter of the spinal canal is 11.5
The C7-T1 level now shows 3 mm of anterolisthesis associated with posterior disc osteophyte complex. Ligamentum flavum
redundancy is also seen. This produces narrowing of the canal to 7.5 mm. Bilateral foraminal narrowing is also seen
related to uncovertebral joint hypertrophy.**********************************
No one on the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice 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