| | cervical spine MRI
MRI Cervical Spine Without Contrast
Findings:Interval post-surgical changes of anterior cervical fusion at C6-7.No suspicious bone marrow signal abnormalities.The spinal cord is normal, without signal abnormality or expansion. There is mild left neural foraminal stenosis at C6-7 resulting from a left paracentral disc protrusion,endplate osteophytes and mild uncovertebral hypertrophy.
Impression: 1. Left foraminal stenosis at C6-7 2. Anterior cervical fusion C6-7
I understand some of this but the part where it says mild left neural foraminal stenosis at C6-7 resulting from left paracentral disc protrusion..are they talking about the previous herniated disc that I had surgery for or something new? What does all of this mean?? Pain, numbness, tingling, muscle spasms are the symtoms. Does this require surgery?