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MRI Results

BillIBBillI Posts: 1
edited 12/22/2015 - 5:42 AM in Chronic Pain
I have been suffering from Neck Back and lower back pain for a few years now. I have numbness in my arms fingers and legs. I also effects my bowels. Have bad headaches starting from the neck. I cant walk very far and week all the time. Climbing stairs is very hard. I have to eather sit down or lay down most of the time to get relief. I am on muscle relaxes and Ibuprofen.
the results of my MRI are as follows. Any help would be appreciated.

Bone marrow signal, vertebral body heights, and cervical cord signal are within
normal appearance.

C2-3, no abnormality.

C3-4, small diffuse bulge, mild narrowing right neural foramen due to
uncovertebral osteophyte.

C4-5, small to moderate sized bulge

C5-6, moderate degenerative disc disease in the space narrowing, severe stenosis
both neural foramina due to uncovertebral osteophyte, mild central spinal

C6/7, moderate degenerative disc disease, diffuse bulge with small central disc
protrusion. Mild central spinal stenosis. Severe stenosis both neural foramina
due to uncovertebral osteophyte, left side worse than right.

C7-T1, no abnormality.

1. Degenerative disc disease and bulges.
2. Small central disc protrusion at C6-7
3. Neural foraminal stenosis


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  • 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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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Curious if you've had other testing done?
    And what kind of doctor are you working with?

    My primary doctor tried working with my pain for couple years before referring me to pain management specialist.
    That was best thing for me!
    He did variety of tests not mentioned to me before and was able to note spinal issues and move along with proper treatments.
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