Cervical spine

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  • Marie09
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    Hello, I had a MRI done due to chronic migraines and these are the results:
    1. There is patchy diminished signal within the calvaria this should be
    correlated clinically. Marrow signal abnormality is also present within the
    visualized upper cervical spine. Differential diagnosis is discussed in the
    body the report.
    2. Imaging of the brain is unremarkable

    I do not have anemia or any arthritis I had blood work done that was ruled out, my dr says I have nothing to worry about and nothing will be done regarding my results but I have been having pain on my cervical spine and I just worry about why I have abnormalities, should I get a second opinion? Do you think I should be concerned? Thank you

    Dr. Corenman
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    I assume you had an MRI of your brain (you don’t specify) and there are marrow changes in the upper cervical spine (” Marrow signal abnormality is also present within the visualized upper cervical spine”). These changes can be from arthritis of the upper cervical facets (among other potential causes) which can cause occipital headaches. Read the actual radiological report to get the radiologists interpretation.

    Dr. Corenman

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