“Lipid rest/ hemangioma” is a common finding in vertebral bodies. I see it about every 2-3 MRIs. When MRI was first developed and we saw these findings, we use to think that everyone had “tumors” and many or these were biopsied. As time went on, we understood that these were normal variants and learned not to pay attention to them.
Your arm pain could be caused by the C5-6 level. You might be a good candidate for a SNRB at this level to diagnose and possibly treat the pain you experience (see website for selective nerve root block and pain diary).
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.