I'm new to the forum and I had just recently had an MRI of the Cervical Spine and am curious as to what it is actually saying and if it can account for my neck, shoulder and arm pain that I have.
Here are the results of the MRI.
The alignment of the cervical vertebrae appears within normal limits. The vertebral body heights are reeserved. There is diffuse disc desiccation and height loss. No abnormal marrow signal is identified.
The cervicomedullary junction appears normal. The visualized portions of the posterior fossa contents are grossly unremarkable in appearance. The caliber and course at the cervical spinal cord appears normal. No abnormal signal is seen arising from the cervical cord. No intrathecal abnormality is identified.
C2-C3. No significant disc herniation, neural foraminal narrowing, or spinal canal stenosis.
C3-C4: Mild jposterior disc spur complex resulting in effacement of the ventral thecal sac and mild left neuroforaminal narrowing.
C4-C5: Mild posterior disc spur complex resulting in effacement of the epidural fat and mild left neuroforaminal narrowing.
C5-C6: Disc spur complex resulting in mild central canal stenosis and mild to moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing.
C6-C7: Posterior disc spur complex without significant neuroforminal narrowing or spinal canal stenosis.
C7-T1: Posterior disc spur complex without significant neuroforminal narrowing or spinal canal stenosis.
The visualized portions of the soft tissues of the neck and parotid glands appear normal. No abnormality is seen within the visualized portions of the lung apices.
Mild diffuse degenerative disc disease, most notable at C5-C6, resulting in mild relative central canal stenosis and mild to moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing.
Any help with what the results mean and if they relate to my neck, shoulder and arm pain. The arm pain radiates down both arms and has been very uncomfortable to live with now. My hands and fingers feel numb as well.