Can you please explain my MRI, my follow-up doctors appointment is a month away and I am in some serious pain around my neck, shoulders, and down my arms. I have already had 3 back surgeries with the last one being a back fusion at L4-L5, S1.
Here is the report:
Procedure: MRI Cervical with and without contrast
Technique: Pre-IV gadolinium: T1, T2, and STIR sagittals and T1 and T2 axisls. Post IV gadolinium: T1 sagittals and axials.
Findings: Normal marrow stores are seen in the visualized osseous elements. Mild disc desiccation is seen at multiple levels of the cervical spine. The C2-C3, C3-C4, C6-C7 and C7-T1 levels do not demonstrate any disc herniations, disc bulging or any foraminal stenosis.
C4-C5: Rightward disc bulging mildly effacing the ventral thecal sac. Mild right foraminal narrowing due to uncovertebral joint spurring.
C5-C6: Posterocentral and rightward disc protrusion effacing the ventral thecal sac and slightly flattening the rightward ventral cord. Mild right foraminal stenosis due to uncovertebral joint spurring.
No abnormal signal alteration is seen within the spinal cord and no abnormal enhancement is seen.
1. Posterocentral and rightward disc protrusion at C5-C6 and rightward disc bulging at C4-C5 resulting in effacement of ventral thecal sac and slight flattening of the rightward ventral cord at C5-C6.
2. MIld right foraminal stenosis at C5-C6 due to uncovertebral joint spurring.
Your help is greatly appreciated
Posted By Michael Coleman on August 07, 2007 at 20:29:11: