Cervical MRI Interpretation
I have numerous lumbar issues and have had neck pain for the last year. My lower back is currently causing me extreme pain and now the neck pain has also increased. Headaches, shoulder & neck pain, cramping in my left hand, some weakness. Had an MRI last week:
Findings: Normal marrow signal is present. No fracdture or bone edema. C2-3 and C3-4 disks are unremarkable. There is mild left sided facet arthrosis at C3-4.
Small posterior disk bulge and tiny posterolateral disk osteophytes are present at C4-5. The described posterior disk bulge is causing minimal encroachment on the ventral aspect of the central canal.
Small disk bulge is present at C5-6, also casuing minimal encroachment on the ventral aspect of the central canal. The described disk bulge is approaching but not definitely contacting the cord. No significant canal or foraminal stenosis is seen at this level.
1. Small posterior disk bulges and posterolateral disk osteophytes at C4-5 and C5-6.
2. Otherwise esstentially unremarkable study. No MRI evidence of significant central canal or neuroforaminal compromise.
It seems to me this does not seem as complex as others on this board, but I am in such misery and would like the impression of others here. Thank you.