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MRI result, could you explain?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Mild degenerative changes are noted in the odontoid process.

Mild disc space narrowing at the c5-c6 level causing borderline spinal canal stenosis .


  • I forgot to mention this also

    osteophyte complex at the c5-c6 level
  • Welcome to spine-health sorry I can't help you out with the MRI results. Did you get injured or did it just happen? How long have you been experiencing the pain that you are in and what type of pain. When you return to the doc who ordered the MRI I would take a list of questions and concerns so your prepared for the appointment. When do you return to the the doc? Anyway welcome to spine-health and keep us posted on what the doc says on your appointment.
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  • Thank you all. I will post about my result when I talk to my doctor .
  • Sara, welcome to spine-health. It is unfortunate that you are having problems that led you to find this community, but we hope to help you feel comfortable and receive support.

    As others have stated, we really can't interpret your MRI. keep in mind that an MRI is only part of the tools doctors use to diagnose you, and your doctor will combine these results with his neurological and physical exam to determine the course of treatment appropriate for you.

    Here is a link to a site that will help you to understand the anatomy of the spine. I wish it were the c-spine, but it will at least get you started.


    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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