Hi Jessmainer....your neck is more than messed up. Your neck probably needs some surgery.
I interpreted Sassy's MRI and if you'd like, I can give you some help with yours. I do a lot of the MRI interpreting for the neck people who are on the Spinal Cord Disorders board(cervie hangout).
What I like to do is give an anatomy and terminology lesson so you can learn to understand them yourself.
The neck is different from the lumbar area. The vertebrae are much smaller and shaped a little differently. Even the spinal cord is different...it's oval instead of round in the neck.
Anatomy.....think of the shape of the vertebra as looking like a butterfly. If you held one in your hand and looked at the top side, the head of the butterfly is the front and that is where the disks are, and the tail end is where that spiky bone sticks out that makes us look like a stegasaurus. The wings to either side are the bulk of the bone. Right through the middle of the body(but more to the back than the front) is the spinal canal and where the wings pinch in, there are holes in the bone for the spinal nerves to leave. There are also blood vessels in there but since they aren't involved, we'll leave those alone.
At each vertebra, a pair of spinal nerves peels off like peeling a banana and leaves the spinal cord to exit the spine and go out to the body. The name of the holes they exit through is the foramina or neural foramina. So you have the vertebra with the spinal canal and inside of that is the spinal cord and the foramina for the spinal nerves that come off the spinal cord. Important distinction. If you looked at it from the front of your body, it would look like a long tube going down through the hole in the bone with smaller tubes peeling off and exiting the spine to the sides.....kind of like a highway with exit ramps on a map.
Between each vertebra, you have a disk to cushion the bones as you move. They are way up front where the head of our butterfly is. These disks are like jelly donuts with a fairly hard outside and squishy insides. Many things can cause these disks to dry out and shrink, leaving you without sufficient cushioning(and that hurts). The can also break open(herniate) and the squishy stuff oozes out. Doesn't go too far and hardens and can be a big cause of problems. If you get a break in the outside of the disk and the goo oozes out in the direction of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, it can push on them and cause major problems. If it hits the spinal nerves, it hurts. If it hits the spinal cord, it causes other problems.
So that is the basic anatomy. I'll explain the words as we look at each level of your test. I won't go into the significance of the type of MRI or T2 sequencing because it makes no difference.
So...at C2-3(they give as in between since that is where most of the problems are) you have no problems
C3-4-on the backside of the vertebra bone, you have some bumpy areas that act as joints(facet joints) and they work with the same joints above and below to stabilize you when you twist your neck. They have some arthritis. Arthritis causes bone spurs(hypertrophy or osteophytes) and those bone spurs are hitting the spinal nerves where they exit the bone. The amount of compression(pressure) on the nerves is rated as mild to moderate on a scale of minimal, mild, moderate and severe. You can go to "obliterated" and "very severe" but some radiologist don't. So if you give each level a number, you are 2 1/2 out of 4 in pressure with the worst area on the left.
C4-5-the disk has leaked and the stuff is pressing backwards towards the spinal cord and is in fact, pressing on the front(ventral) covering of the spinal cord(thecal sac) but not actually touching the spinal cord itself. Inside this "thecal sac" is the spinal fluid and they can still see fluid between the disk and cord. This has filled the spinal canal to a mild to moderate degree so again, in terms of how closed up your spinal canal is, it's a 2 1/2 out of 4 but still has room around the cord.
C5-6-big problems. The disk has really oozed out, so far that it is not only hitting the covering of the spinal cord but the cord itself and there is no room left for the cord. A 4 out of 4 on the closed up scale(severe central canal stenosis). On the right side of your spinal cord, this pressure from the oozed out disk is causing the cord to show signs of damage down to a depth of 4mms(myelomalacia). The cord is generally about 10mms thick. Then on the outside of the disk, you once again have arthritis of those little facet joints on the back and they have bone spurs that are pressing on the spinal nerves(the ones that leave the cord and exit). They listed the amount of pressure on the nerves as a 3 out of 4 on the right and 4 out of 4 on the left.
C6-7-Another oozing disk and it has formed bone spurs with the hardened ooze(disk osteophyte complex). It is big enough to hit the thecal sac and push right up against the cord and is just flattening it but no signs of damage to the cord is seen. Your spinal canal there is a 3 out of 4 in terms of how much room there is(Stenosis).
C7-T1-another set of tiny joints on the surface of the vertebra bone is the uncovertebral joints and both those and facet joints have arthritis with bone spurs(osteophytes). These bone spurs are causing "mild" (2 out of 4) closing up of the spinal canal and the holes where the spinal nerves exit(foramina) are also a 2 out of 4 in closing and pressure.
Have you seen a spine surgeon yet and what have they suggested as treatment? Can I ask what your symptoms are? Questions?