• 4 months ago

    Cervical Spine MRI Results

    Background: Severe neck pain, numbness in arms and hands, I get what I call neck headaches. I've already had back fusion 360 surgery (in 2010). Seeing a surgeon soon, would like to know if I should be concerned?

    MRI Results
    Findings: There is straightening of the normal cervical lordois, which may be seen with positioning or muscle spasm. Modic Type I and Type II endplate changes at C4-C5. 

    C2-3: No significant findings.

    C3-4: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral spurring and mild facet hypertrophy. 2mm disc osteophyte complex with mild spinal canal stenosis and moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Residual AP diameter the thecal sac is 8.9mm.

    C4-5: Disc desiccation with severe disc narrowing. Moderate uncovertebral spurring and mild facet hypertrophy. Posterior disc osteophyte complex and broad-based left paracentral disk protrusion with associated osteophytic spurring. This measures up to 3.5mm in AP. Material contacts and flattens the left ventral contour of the spinal cord. Moderate to severe spinal canal stenosis with reidual AP diameter the thecal sac measuring 6.8mm. Severe left and moderate right neural foraminal stenosis.

    C5-6: Disc desiccation with moderate disc narrowing. Posterior disc osteophyte complex with broad-based left paracentral disc protrusion measuring 3mm in AP extent. Moderate spinal canal stenosis with residual AP diameter the thecal sac measuring 7.2mm. Severe left and moderate right neural foraminal stenosis.

    C6-7: Disc dessication with moderate disc narrowing. Mild uncovertebral spurring and mild facet hypertrophy. 2.5mm disc osteophyte complex with mild spinal canal stenosis and moderate bilateral neural foraminal stenosis. Residual AP diameter the thecal sac is 8.9mm.

    C7-T1: Mild facet hypertrophy. No stenosis.

    IMPRESSION:
    1. Advanced multilevel spondylitic and facet degenerative changes throughout the cervical spine. The findings are most pronounced at C4-5 where there are moderate to severe spinal canal stenosis, severe left neural foraminal stenosis, and moderate right neural foraminal stenosis.
    2. Other levels as detailed above.

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