My neuro has a funny way of telling me what needs to be said, and excempting other stuff that may or may not scare me. This time I'm not sure, but I called for a print out of my MRI results, and they didn't even have them, and had to have the place fax it to them. I had this done in July, so could the doctor have known in Sept when I last saw him? I've listed my MRI first then the C-spine Xray...Which one does the doctor go by? One or the other or both?
Anyone have anything similar and can explain what this means? And if even mild or moderate can this stuff somehow still cause moderate chronic pain that I've been experiencing for months?
Anyhow this is what it said:
There are no gross abnormalities at the upper three cervical interspaces or the cervical-thorasic junction. Disc desiccation without disc protrusion is noted at T1-2. The second and third thoracic interspaces are normal.
At C5-6, there is mild to moderate disc desiccation with a 2mm central disc protrusion with slight central stenosis.
At C6-7, there is more moderate disc desiccation with a 3mm central disc protrusion with mild central stenosis but no direct spinal cord compression.
There is no evidence of nerve root canal stenosis or nerve root impingement at any cervical level. All of the facet joints are normal. The cervical cord is normal. There is no fracture or dislocation. There are no intradural or paraspinous masses.
My Cervical X-ray said:
AP, both obliques, open mouth, and lateral views of the cervical spine revealed very minimal hypertrophic uncovertebral joints at C5-6. On oblique view there is a suggestion of minimal osteophyte formation and foraminal impingement at C5-C6, especially on the left side. No fracture is seen.