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CT Scan - Need some help understanding
I am new to the forum. I am 33 years old and live in Sydney. I thought I would try and get some answers as at the moment I am slightly freaking out about some CT results.
In the year 2000 I had a car accident and hurt my neck and back. I have been up and down since. I have to say I was doing quite well up until the last year.
Today I had a CT scan in preparation to go and see a back specialist.
Findings are as follows:
There is loss of intervertebral disc height at C5/C6 with mild bony spurring of the endplates.
At the C5/C6 level, there is a broad-based posterior disc/osteophyte complex indenting on the ventral thecal sac. This is not causing central canal stenosis, however there is moderate to severe bilateral foraminal stenosis.
There are other buldges at other levels but they don't really bother me. It's the C5/C6 findings that sound quite daunting. Can someone please tell me in plain english what this means. Is the dangerous??
Please help, I won't be able to sleep tonight!!!!!