neckpainsParticipantAugust 22, 2019 at 6:35 pmPost count: 1
Hello! Thank you for being of service. Here are my MRI findings – I want to know how serious it is and what can reasonably be done : should be done to mitigate the pain and further deterioration.
1. There is Considerable developmental narrowing of cervical spinal canal with loss of normal in mild cervical kyphosis at c-5-c-6.
2. There is asymmetric left sided uncovertebral spurring at c5-c6 causing moderate left sided neural foraminal narrowing and could theoretically impact the exiting left c6 nerve root. There are type I endplate changes along the left aspect of the intervertebral discs with moderate height loss of the intervertebral disc. Combined with developmental narrowing, there is moderate effacement of the thecal sac measuring 8mm in aP diameter.
3. At c6-c7, there is an annular bulge and small vertebral osteocytes causing effacement of the anterior subarachnoid slight ventral indentation upon the spinal cord. Combined with developmental narrowing, thecal sac measures less than 7mm, approx 6.5-6.7 mm in AP diameter suggesting moderately severe thecal sac effacement. There is moderate left and mild right sided neural foraminal narrowing.Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorAugust 23, 2019 at 7:42 amPost count: 6907
I cannot comment on MRI findings without your current symptoms. Please see https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-neck-shoulder-and-arm-pain/ to understand how to describe symptoms.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE 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.
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