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NECK MRI and report came in

it reads:

'" the examination reveals moderate disc bulging at c3/4 and c4/5 moderately impressing on the anterior thecal sac at these levels with mild narrowing of the right neural forament at c4/5. Slight disc desiccation is also noted. The remaining cervical discs are intact. No Significant cord compression is present. Thin linear foci of increased signal throughout the cervical cord are most likely secondary to motion artifact. No gross widening of the cervical cord is otherwise noted.


The cervical vertebral bodies are of proper height and alignment with no evidence of fracture or dislocation. No Acute compression deformity is noted. NO anterolisthesis. No significant airway narrowing is evident.


Impression:


Moderate disc bulging at c3/4 and c4/5 moderately impressing on the anterior thecal sac at these levels with mild narrowing of the right neural forament at c4/5."


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Comments

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,527

    Just go over this again

    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 without any additional treatments.

    MODERATE 
    Some more treatments may be needed, such as Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications.  There are always the possibility of more aggressive treatments if the conservative measures have not helped.  Most of the time, surgery is not an immediate solution.

    SEVERE 
    Need for stronger medications would be required.   Surgery may be necessary to correct the condition

    Another key word to look for is unremarkable.  That is a positive statement


    So, it appears from your report most of the disc conditions are in the Moderate stage.   So hopefully with conservative treatments, you will be able to get this all under control

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • nutcase007nnutcase007 United StatesPosts: 920
    Hedavs - Have you had any recent trauma to your neck? 
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  • dilauro, thank you, I hope for conservative treatment as I am scared of all the other stuff.

    nutcase007 , no trauma. only when I was like 4 or 5 years old. but issues did not come up until this year, I am 36. also, my chiropractor says it's bad posture(head forward) for all the life I studied and have worked as an architect(about 24 years or so). not sure if these conditions only come from trauma, but I will wait to talk to the doctors about it. just in case I have a lumbar MRI report  coming this week...

    this site is very helpful and I am glad I came by.

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