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  • Apounds
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    I’ve already made a post earlier but got no response so i’m trying again. In 2007 had an mri and said i had mild degenerative disc disease with herniation at C3-c4 and C5-C6 without narrowing.I had another MRI done Feb 2012 and it says:

    Findings: There is preserved lordosis. There is mild to moderate disc desiccation with mild disc height loss of the mid to upper cervical spine. Posterior disc bulge is seen at C5-C6. Cord signal is unremarkable.

    Axial images demonstrates the following:
    C2-C3: There is mild/moderate right and minimal left uncovertebral degenerative change with mild facet arthropathy resulted in minimal bilateral foraminal narrowing without canal stenosis.

    C3-C4: There is mild bilateral uncovertebral and facet arthropathy resulting in minimal bilateral foraminal narrowing without canal stenosis.

    C4-C5:Mild broad based disc bulge without foraminal narrowing or canal stenosis.

    C5-C6: Mild broad based disc bulge with mild left greater than right uncovertebral degenerative change and moderate facet arthropathy is seen with minimal bilateral foraminal narrowing and minimal narrowing of the csf space anterior to the cord.(this one has gotten worse the first mri showed something different this is the one that i think might be bothering me)

    C6-C7: minimal broad based disc bulge without foraminal narrowing or canal stenosis is seen.

    C7-T1: normal.

    It seems there is more damage being displayed and more and more pain. I am now having problems with my hips and legs not sure if this is the problem or if there is another injury somewhere else. All i know is this is starting to debilitate me to the point i can barely walk and no help with pain. I just want to know what this means and what really needs to be done. Please help me understand, don’t know how much more i can take!

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I believe I have answered you but if not-I apologize. You have degenerative changes of your neck that can cause local neck pain and pain that radiates into the top of the shoulders. Hip and leg symptoms should not be caused by the findings on the MRI. Again, the interpretation of the MRI is variable based upon the radiologist.

    Have your lower back evaluated by a spine specialist to look for the origin of the hip and leg pain.

    Dr. Corenman

    cherylzt
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    i found help understanding MRI reports on a website with easy reading and diagrams for many back issues and can even see explained MRI’s–google chirogeek bright colors, large text– wish you luck

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Chirogeek is a great site and was developed by the chief spine researcher at the Clinic that I am a member. He and I work together every day.

    Dr. Corenman

    cherylzt
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    thank you for endorsing chirogeek-you never know on the internet if a site is truly legitimate with their findings and I really found it helpful. I put off learning about my MRI findings with too much personal/family things that have happened on top of adjusting to not working.

    scrosby75
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    I had an Cervical MRI done yesterday and they put it on disk for me. I have looked at your videos online of normal MRIS but mine looks different. Am I able to send the images to you?

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