Help explaining MRI results

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Help explaining MRI results
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  • scjibberja
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    went to neurosurgeon he showed me image of my spine pointed with an ink pen to show me that
    ” C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,” vertebre were all in bad shape and would all have to fix all 5 at one time and ‘Could have to put two metal rods all the way up my back or at least two long pins with screws in my neck to secure my neck and didnt know if that would completely fix it ,with other things going on and would be a very long recovery( cord looks kinked )from 4 wheeler accident may have been bleeding ! " I TOLD HIM NOT UNTIL I HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY " he said he didnt blame me. i asked him if it would get any better and he just shrugged his shoulder and said it might. (that answered my question ).went back to may doctor he told me i wouldn`t be going back to work and he would up my Meds as i needed them !

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You have not defined any symptoms which could be neck pain, arm pain and weakness or cord compression with myelopathy. See all those sections to understand what symptoms could be generated by those problems. Also see the section “when to have neck (or cervical) surgery” to understand when it is time to consider surgery.

    Having 5 levels fused is a big deal, especially from the back of the neck with a longer recovery time. You need this surgeon to explain why so many levels need to be fixed and what the eventual outcome should be expected.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    Jessanderi
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    About This Test

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    Study Result
    Narrative
    Report
    MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING:THORACIC SPINE WITHOUT CONTRAST
    MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CERVICAL SPINE WITHOUT CONTRAST

    HISTORY: Pain with bilateral radiculopathy.

    MRI THORACIC SPINE:

    There is normal alignment of the vertebral bodies that appear normal in height and signal intensity. Disc spaces are maintained. The spinal cord has normal shape and signal intensity.

    At T8-9 is noted a small right paracentral focal disc protrusion which abuts the anterior aspect of the cord without displacing it.

    There is no canal stenosis, neural foraminal narrowing, or disc herniation.

    IMPRESSION:

    Small right paracentral focal disc protrusion at T8-9. This abuts the anterior aspect of the cord without displacing it.

    MRI CERVICAL SPINE:

    There is normal alignment of the vertebral bodies that appear normal in height and signal intensity. Disc spaces are maintained. The spinal cord has normal shape and signal intensity.

    C2-3: No abnormality.

    C3-4: Central focal disc protrusion without neural impingement.

    C4-5: Minimal diffuse disc bulge without neural impingement.

    C5-6: No abnormality.

    C6-7: No abnormality.

    C7-T1: No abnormality.

    IMPRESSION:

    Small central focal disc protrusion at C3-4 without neural impingement.

    Interpretation Location: 10.10.161.33

    ********** FINAL REPORT **********
    Dictated By: Delaunay MD , Stephane L 05/21/2014 20:24
    Assigned Physician: Delaunay MD , Stephane L
    Reviewed and Electronically Signed By: Delaunay MD , Stephane L 05/22/2014 18:11
    Transcribed by: JAC 05/22/2014 17:54
    Technologist: CDC

    Component Results
    There is no component information for this result.

    General Information
    Collected:
    05/21/2014 4:15 PM

    Resulted:
    05/21/2014 4:15 PM

    Ordered By:
    JUDEAN JOHNSON-MORGAN, DO

    Result Status:
    Final result

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    You may see test results before the doctor has time to review it with you. Your doctor will review this report within five business days and contact you if necessary. If you have questions about this result, please contact your doctor’s office.
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    Jessanderi
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    Post count: 7

    Study Result
    Narrative
    Report
    MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING:THORACIC SPINE WITHOUT CONTRAST
    MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CERVICAL SPINE WITHOUT CONTRAST

    HISTORY: Pain with bilateral radiculopathy.

    MRI THORACIC SPINE:

    There is normal alignment of the vertebral bodies that appear normal in height and signal intensity. Disc spaces are maintained. The spinal cord has normal shape and signal intensity.

    At T8-9 is noted a small right paracentral focal disc protrusion which abuts the anterior aspect of the cord without displacing it.

    There is no canal stenosis, neural foraminal narrowing, or disc herniation.

    IMPRESSION:

    Small right paracentral focal disc protrusion at T8-9. This abuts the anterior aspect of the cord without displacing it.

    MRI CERVICAL SPINE:

    There is normal alignment of the vertebral bodies that appear normal in height and signal intensity. Disc spaces are maintained. The spinal cord has normal shape and signal intensity.

    C2-3: No abnormality.

    C3-4: Central focal disc protrusion without neural impingement.

    C4-5: Minimal diffuse disc bulge without neural impingement.

    C5-6: No abnormality.

    C6-7: No abnormality.

    C7-T1: No abnormality.

    IMPRESSION:

    Small central focal disc protrusion at C3-4 without neural impingement.

    Interpretation Location: 10.10.161.33

    ********** FINAL REPORT **********
    Dictated By: Delaunay MD , Stephane L 05/21/2014 20:24
    Assigned Physician: Delaunay MD , Stephane L
    Reviewed and Electronically Signed By: Delaunay MD , Stephane L 05/22/2014 18:11
    Transcribed by: JAC 05/22/2014 17:54
    Technologist: CDC

    Component Results
    There is no component information for this result.

    General Information
    Collected:
    05/21/2014 4:15 PM

    Resulted:
    05/21/2014 4:15 PM

    Ordered By:
    JUDEAN JOHNSON-MORGAN, DO

    Result Status:
    Final result

    Jessanderi
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    Post count: 7

    Impression
    IMPRESSION:
    1. There are mild, stable degenerative changes of C3-C4.
    2. C4-C5 demonstrates a mild interval increase in the central disc
    protrusion. There is no significant spinal canal narrowing. There is no
    neural foraminal narrowing.

    Dictated by: David Smullen, MD on 3/21/2015 9:57 AM.
    Electronically signed by: David Smullen, MD on 3/21/2015 10:01 AM.

    Narrative
    EXAMINATION: MRI Cervical Spine without Contrast

    HISTORY: NECK PAIN.

    TECHNIQUE: Sagittal T1, T2 and STIR. Axial T2 and gradient-echo.

    Comparison: May 21, 2014

    FINDINGS:

    C2-C3 demonstrates no posterior disc abnormality, central canal or neural
    foraminal narrowing.

    C3-C4 demonstrates a mild posterior disc protrusion with a slightly more
    prominent central component. There is no lateral recess or neural foraminal
    narrowing. The AP diameter spinal canal measures 9 mm. This is stable when
    compared to the prior study.

    C4-C5 demonstrates a central disc protrusion. There is no neural foraminal
    narrowing. The AP diameter spinal canal measures 9 mm. This has progressed
    since the prior study.

    C5-C6 demonstrates no posterior disc abnormality, central canal or neural
    foraminal narrowing.

    C6-C7 demonstrates no posterior disc abnormality, central canal or neural
    foraminal narrowing.

    C7-T1 demonstrates no posterior disc abnormality, central canal or neural
    foraminal narrowing.

    Signal within the cervical spinal cord is normal.

    Jessanderi
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    Post count: 7

    IMPRESSION:
    1. T8-T9 demonstrates a stable right paracentral disc protrusion that
    minimally effaces the thoracic spinal cord. There is no cord edema.

    Dictated by: David Smullen, MD on 3/21/2015 10:29 AM.
    Electronically signed by: David Smullen, MD on 3/21/2015 10:31 AM.

    Narrative
    EXAMINATION: MRI Thoracic Spine without Contrast

    HISTORY: THORACIC PAIN.

    TECHNIQUE: Sagittal and axial T1 and T2-weighted and sagittal STIR sequences.

    Comparison: May 21, 2014

    FINDINGS:

    T8-T9 demonstrates a stable right paracentral disc protrusion that minimally
    effaces the thoracic spinal cord. There is no cord edema.

    The intervertebral foramina in the imaged areas are within normal limits with
    no apparent cross-sectional diameter compromise of significance.

    The overall vertebral body heights are maintained within normal limits and
    the appearance of the marrow spaces within the vertebral bodies is normal for
    age.

    The visualized spinal cord has appropriate internal signal.

    Component Results
    There is no component information for this result.

    General Information
    Collected:
    03/20/2015 8:20 PM

    Resulted:
    03/21/2015 10:31 AM

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