| | Syrinx in cervical cord
I am a new member, and would like some help with understanding my MRI results.
Basically it says:
Impressions: Early discogenic & degenerative changes present at multiple levels in cervical spine. Most significantly affected level is C4-5, with mild narrowing of the left neural foramen & central canal.
Small 8mm syrinx in the spinal cord at c7-T1 level. Non specific finding & no associated abnormality demonstrated.
Hetergenously cystic 2 cm right thyroid lobe nodule.
C3-4: left sided uncovertebral joint hypertrophy resulting in mild narrowing left nueral foramen,
C4-5: Dorsal osteophytic end plate ridging combined w minimal annular bulging & uncovertrebal joint hypertrophy to result in mild narrowing of left neural foramen & mild central canal narrowing.
C5-6: Minimal bulging of posterior annular fibers w/out evidence of disc herniation, central narrowing, etc.
C6-7: Minimal bulging combined w/ uncovertebral joint spurring results in mild
narrowing of left nueral foramen.
I have have also had another MRI w/contrast done, but results not back yet.
Currently on no pain meds, but in lots of pain, taking muscle relaxers in evening. Some days better than others, but usually by end of workday cannot wait to get home & take my relaxers and hit the heating pad. have been referred to pain management, but they want me to go to nuerosurgeon first (scheduled for about two weeks away.) Just wanted to get other members opinions about what I am looking at. Thank you in advance!
Last edited by tanmansmom; 09-29-2012 at 06:11 PM.