Re: I Need help with MRI results of my cervical spine, having a lot of symptoms
Bigt... I really don't see much connection between your MRI (as interpreted by the radiologist, at any rate) and your symptoms.
You do have a bit of a problem on the right side at C3-4, where a disk bulge (and associated bone spur formation) has pushed into the spinal canal and pushed away ("effaced") the fluid that's in front (ventral aspect) of the spinal cord. No mention of any flattening or indentation of the cord, though. Doesn't seem to be a current problem, but may well develop into one.
The opening where the C4 nerve heads out to your right shoulder and arm is somewhat compromised by bone spurring, but the radiologist doesn't seem to think it's problematic ("mild to moderate" but not "severe").
So my slightly-educated-amateur opinion is that the cervical spinal issues MAY explain several of your symptoms (right-side only, though), others would seem to have a completely different origin. They SEEM to be more systemic in nature (e.g. fatigue, dizziness).
I certainly agree, though, that you should get an opinion from a good spinal surgeon. It is not at all uncommon that the surgeon disagrees substantially with the radiologist's interpretation of the images.
Last edited by WebDozer; 04-11-2012 at 06:52 AM.