Hi I had a up right mri done on Monday and received my results today I cant see my doctor until the end of the week and im hoping someone on here can help me with my results . First some quick info about myself im a 31 year women ive had neck pain for 4 years now , tenderness to touch back of my neck , chronic headaches , popping sounds moving my neck and also muscle spasms in my neck I really hope my mri will explain why im having theses symptoms .
Neutral sitting imaging > the canal and foraminal are widely patent .
dynamic sitting imaging < with flexion a 1mm anterolisthesis appears which corrects with extension .
Neutral sitting imaging > The disc is showing early signs of degeneration and there is a right foraminal disc osteophyte which is causing mild stenosis .
dynamic sitting imaging < with flexion a 1mm anterolisthesis appears which corrects with extension . with extension the disc osteophytes become a little more pronounced .
Neutral sitting imaging > the disc is showing early signs of degeneration and here is a minor disc osteophyte causing mild foraminal stenosis .
Dynamic sitting imaging < with flexion a 1mm anterolisthesis appers which corrects with extension . with extension the disc osteophyte becomes a little more pronounced .
Neutral sitting imaging > The disc is showing early signs of degeneration and there is a broad disc osteophyte but without cord contact . There is a mild canal stenosis . The foramina remain patent .
Dynamic sitting imaging > with flexion a 1mm anterolisthesis appears which corrects with extension . with extension the disc osteophyte become a little more pronounced .
Neutral sitting imaging < the canal and foraminal regions are widely patent
Dynamic sitting imaging > otherwise no significant changers .
1. Early signs of disc degeneration c3/4 c4/5 and c5/6
2. Minor instability c2/3 c3/4 and c4/5
3. Minor right c3/4 foraminal stenosis
4. Mild foraminal stenosis c4/5
Can someone please help I have no idea what any of this means does this explain why ive got the above symptoms .
Thanks in advance . ____________________________________________________________________
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or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can apply
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
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