tiffany207MemberJune 7, 2012 at 11:07 amPost count: 2
Please read my MRI Report. It would help me a lot. Thank You.
Neck Pain. Shoulder and arm pain. Lifting injury.
Sagittal T1, T2 FSE and STIR, axial 3-D T2 GRE.
Straightening of the cervical lordosis with minimal curvature convex to the left. No fracture or subluxation or destructive lesion is identified. Disc spaces maintain appropriate height. Minimal desiccation at C4-5 through C6-7. Cervical spinal cord is negative for mass, syrinx or demyelination. No intradural lesion is identified. Foramen magnum is patent.
C2-3: Negative for disc herniation or stenosis.
C3-4: Tiny 1-2mm left paracentral potrusion minimally impresses thecal sac. CSF maintained around the cord. Foramina are patent. This may be a recent finding
C4-5: Minimal bulge without stenosis. CSF maintained around the cord. Foramina are patent.
C5-6: Tiny central potrusion 1-2mm impression midline thecal sac. CSF maintained around the cord. Foramina are patent. This may be a recent finding.
Report approved on 4/17/2012
C6-7: Disc bulge minimal impression on thecal sac. CSF maintained around the cord.Foramina are patent. This may be a recent finding.
C7-T1: Negative for disc herniation or stenosis.
T1-2: Negative for disc herniation or stenosis.
1.C3-4 tiny left paracentral potrusion without stenosis.
2.C4-5 disc bulge without stenosis.
3.C5-6 tiny central potrusion without stenosis.
4.C6-7 disc bulge without significant stenosis.
04/17/2012Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJune 19, 2012 at 4:27 amPost count: 8583
MRI findings by themself do not give a picture of the symptomatic disorder. The symptoms need to be compared with the images. There was a study performed at Emery University taking only non-symptomatic individuals and obtaining MRIs of the neck and back. The majority of these people had abnormal MRI findings. Remember, these are patients that never had neck or lower back symptoms prior to the MRI.
You have mild degenerative disc disease of the neck. That is all I can tell you.
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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