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Old 02-11-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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??? about mri ???

hello everyone how ya all doin? i have a question regarding my mri film. the axial view where you see the disc on top, under that iks the spinal fluid surrounding the cord this is white and then you have the cord, then the foramina-the spine bone. im right so far right? well here's my question the disk is not supposed to be touching the spinalcord? what does it mean when the disc is deformed looking and is right on top of the spinal cord and the cord is right on the spine bone all of this is squashed together... WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??? i am pretty sure i know but wanted you guys to give your opinion. my ortho taught me how to read my films when i needed surgery the first time.... as to my knowledge there is suppossed to be a space betwen these parts, when the disk is touching the spinal bone on one side or the other it means that you have compression of a spinal nerve or both. the spinalcord in its sack is suppossed to have white around it this is the fluid it sits in.... well hope to here from you asap.