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MRI Results of Cervical Spine

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hello everyone, I just got my MRI results from the Veterans Administration from my latest MRI and these were the findings:

*Mild hypertrophic & degenerative change
*Bone echo marrow pattern is consistent with patients age.
*Cord signal is within normal limits

No central canal stenosis. Small osteophytic spurs of mid and lower Cervical Vertebra.

Impression: Multilevel degenerative changes, as described.

Primary Diagnostic Code: Minor Abnormality

I'm just wondering in clear english what this means? I suffer from pain in the center of my shoulder blades and pressure that extends to the front of my chest. Both of my arms hurt and go numb and I'm losing strength in my left hand. If I sit up or I am mobile I feel pressure / pain in the center of my shoulder blades.

Any input / information would be greatly appreciated.


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    MRI readings is something that only professionals can give you accurate answers for.
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    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
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