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  • Ahmed Ali
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    Straightening of cervical spine curvature noted.

    C5-C6 disc shows early loss of normal T2 bright signal intensity and diffuse circumferential disc bulge causing mild indentation ventral thecal sac.

    C6-C7 disc shows reduce disc height with posterior and bilateral posterolateral disc osteophyte complex causing mild indentation of ventral thecal sac and encroaching bilateral respective C6-C7 neural foramina causing mild foraminal narrowing.

    C2-C3 disc also shows mild bulge with posterior annular tear.

    C3-C4 and C4-C5 disc shows minor disc bulge.

    Posterior marginal osteophyte formation noted at C6-C7 disc level.

    Cervical vertebral bodies otherwise are preserved in vertical height, alignment and marrow signal intensity.

    No definite marrow edema noted.

    Cervical cord is normal shape and parenchymal signal intensity.

    Thecal sac elsewhere appears normal.

    Anteroposterior spinal canal diameter is within normal limits.

    Visualized posterior elements including facet joints are intact.

    Mild narrowing of bilateral C5-C6 neural foramina also noted.

    Rest of the visualized neural foramina and exiting nerve roots appear normal.

    Pre and paravertebral soft tissue appear normal.

    IMPRESSION:

    C5-C6disc degeneration with diffuse disc bulge.
    C6-C7 disc desiccated with posterior and bilateral posterolateral disc ostophyte complex causing mild ventral thecal sac indentation and encroaching bilateral C6-C7 neural foramina causing mild respective forminal stenosis.
    C5-C6 mild neural foraminal stenosis.

    Thank you

    Ahmed Ali
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    Dear Dr. Corenman,

    Can you advise me on my neck. Waiting for your response.
    Thank you.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You have two degenerative discs at C5-6 and C6-7. These are accompanied by mild-moderate foraminal stenosis. These findings could cause neck pain and pain that radiates from the shoulder down to the hand.

    Without any explanation of your symptoms, I cannot tell you more. See the section on “How to describe symptoms” to give a description of your symptoms.

    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.
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