Re: Mri results neck help
The diminished height means that your cervical disks have compressed. While this can lead to problems, it's extremely common, and not necessarily problematic in itself.
An osteophyte is a bone spur. You have bone overgrowth from the C2 and/or the C3 vertebrae above and/or below the C2-3 disk. It is not growing laterally - into the foraminal openings - and thus not affecting the nerves that go into your shoulders. If it were big enough, it would grow backward into the spinal canal, and eventually compromise the spinal cord. However, if it were doing so, or about to do so, the radiologist should have said so, so I'd assume it's nothing to worry about, unless one of your docs says so.
The syrinx is what strikes me as being at least potentially serious...
Last edited by WebDozer; 03-10-2013 at 06:51 PM.