Please help with mri results

Please help with mri results
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  • AvatarEsquide
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    After a bad car accident I have been experiencing pain in my neck, shoulder, arm (tingling) and back with pain down my leg. Headaches etc.

    I had an mri done and received the results but do not have s follow up with my dr for another 2 weeks.

    Cervical spine

    Mild to moderate multilevel spondylosis. No cord compression. Multiple levels of posterior Ossetia ridging that effaces the ventral thecsl sac including c3-4, c4/5, c5-6 & c6-7. Varying levels of foraminal narrowing.

    Lumbar spine

    L5-S1 broad based central/left paracentral disc protrusion compressing the descending left s1 nerve root and mildly contracting the resending right S1 nerve root.

    Additional mild multilevel spondylosis as above.

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You need to cut and paste the whole MRI report here and not just the brief conclusions. Also, your specific symptoms need to be described.
    See https://neckandback.com/treatments/best-questions-to-ask-when-interviewing-a-spine-surgeon/

    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.
    AvatarEsquide
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    I only have hard copies of the report (way too much to type!) is there any way to upload an image of them through an iPhone?

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Unfortunately, this site cannot download images. In order to help you, I do need as much information as I can get. Your synopsis of the MRI is limited and information would be missing.

    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.
    AvatarEsquide
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    Typing this out myself so please forgive any typing errors

    Indication: Neck and left shoulder pain since motor vehicle accident
    Technique: multi-sequential, multiplanar MRI imaging of the cervical an lumbosacral spine was performed per standard protocol

    Findings:
    Cervical Spine MRI

    DISC LEVEL EVALUATION:

    C1/2 Evaluated only in the sagittal plane Mild retroflexion of the dens No central canal narrowing
    C2/C3 Mild facet productive change No central canal or foraminal narrowing
    C3/C4 Posterior osseous ridging effacing the ventral thecal sac No central canal or foraminal narrowing
    C4/C5Mild bilateral facet productive change No central canal narrowing mild left foraminal narrowing
    C5/C6 Moderate posterior osseous ridging effacing the ventral thecal sac Minimal contact of the ventral spinal cord Facet and uncovertebral hypertrophy contributes to mild bilateral foraminal
    C6/C7 Moderate posterior osseous ridging effacing ventral thecal sac and minimally contracting the ventral spinal cord There is mild bilateral foraminal narrowing No central canal stenosis
    C7/T1 No central canal or foraminal narrowing
    T1-T5 Evaluated only in the sagittal plane No central canal stenosis

    ALIGNMENT: Straightening of the cervical spine Mild varying levels of disc space narrowing appreciated
    CORD No abnormal signal is seen in the spinal cord
    MARROW There is no fracture No reactive bone marrow edema is identified
    IMAGED BRAIN The cervicomedullary junction is in tact
    PERIPHERAL/NECK SOFT TISUES Symmetric appearance of paraspinal musculature

    LUMBOSACRAL SPINE MRI

    DISC LEVEL EVALUATION

    T11/T12 Evaluated only in the sagittal plane No central canal narrowing No foraminal narrowing
    T12/L1 Evaluated only in the sagittal plane No central canal narrowing No foraminal narrowing
    L1/L2 No central canal or foraminal narrowing Lateral recesses are preserved
    L2/L3 Mild facet productive change No central canal or foraminal narrowing Lateral recesses are preserved
    L3/L4 No central canal or foraminal narrowing Lateral recesses are preserved
    L4/L5 Mild to moderate left and mild right facet productive change No central canal or foraminal narrowing
    L5/S1 There is a broad based central/left paracentral disc protrusion that compresses the descending left S1 neve root and mildly contacts the descending right S1 nerve root There is mild bilateral foraminal narrowing No central canal stenosis

    Spinal alignment Minimal retrolisthesis of L2 L3 is noted Mild varying levels of disc space narrowing appreciated most severe at L%-S1
    Distal cord and CONUS The spinal cord terminates at the L1 level No abnormal signal seen within the conus
    SI JOINTS No articular abnormality appreciated
    MARROW There is no fracture No reactive bone marrow edema is seen
    Paraspinal muscle and soft tissue Symmetric appearance of paraspinal musculature
    Intraabdominal/Intrapelvice soft tissue No abnormality

    AvatarEsquide
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    Specific symptoms include

    Pain and “crunching” at the base of the head — it literally hurts to keep my head up
    Pain/soreness in left shoulder
    Left arm pain — feels like someone punched my arm, and there is tingling in my pinky and ring finger on left hand
    Lower back pain that goes down left leg — sometimes stops at knee depending what I do, if standing a lot hurts down at shin level

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