Re: Help understanding MRI, please
In short, as this is a lengthy report, the worst area is C5-6 with a herniated disc and bone spurs (osteophytes) and nerve impingement (foraminal narrowing) on the right side worse than left side. C6-7 shows nerve impingement, bone spurs and narrowing on both left and right foramen (the bony hole that the spinal nerve passes thru), worse on right.
There is pressure from the bone spurs on the spinal canal. Level C3-4 has been fused since birth and disc is deteroriated somewhat. Your symptoms would likely be nerve pain down right shoulder and arm, neck pain worse on right, and possibly headaches with muscle spasm in neck and shoulder. Have you gotten a report and recommendation from your Dr that ordered this as to treatment?
Last edited by ladybud; 07-16-2012 at 01:25 PM.