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Compression fracture from injury...don't understand my follow up MRI??

rmebraattrrmebraatt Posts: 1
edited 10/18/2014 - 5:48 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi there,

I just had a follow up MRI, and I don't quite understand it. In July I got a compression fracture from an injury in a mud run that I did....does anyone know what this means? My physical therapist doesn't want to touch me until I meet with the Dr again which is sometime next week because they didn't understand it completely either....Here is what it said:

Note is again made of relatively mild compression deformity of the superior endplate of C7, limited to the anterior column. Associated marrow edema has resolved, although a transeversly oriented "lucency" is again suggested if anything more conspicuous, consistent with interval evolution. There is no osseous retropulsion, or bone destruction.

There is continued reversal of the mid to lower cervical lordosis. The cerebellar tonsils lie at the foramen magnum. There is a slight disc space narrowing with degenerative marrow change at C5-6.

The cervical spinal cord is normal in size and signal characteristics.

There is mild to moderate posterior ridge at C5-6, asymmetric to the left, with mild flattening of the left ventral aspect of the cord. There is mild facet hypertrophy at this level.

Subacute to chronic anterior column C7 compression fracture, with evolution since August 2014

I am not quite sure what that means, but in the first MRI it didn't mention anything about compression of my cord (mentioned something about a sac) so does this mean it has gotten worse?

I do know that I am in more pain now, then when it happened...has anyone else had this type of injury? What should I expect when I go back to the dr?

Thank you so much in advance!

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