Re: misaligned spine
It doesn't look bad, at least not to me. I think there's a good chance that your disk bulges and osteoarthritis are not symptomatic.
The radiologist calls the right-side foraminal encroachment at C4-5 "moderate" (borderline problematic) in one place, then later calls it "mild". So I guess it's somewhere in between, which shouldn't be symptomatic, unless the radiologist is understating.
At C5-6, he says you have a "small" complex that CONTACTS THE CORD. A SMALL complex should not do that, as a healthy-sized cord has a fair amount of buffer space for the cord. Although the radiologist doesn't say anything about it, to me this implies that your spinal canal is under-sized. This is called congenital spinal stenosis. I don't think it's terribly uncommon, at least to some degree. I suffer from it, for one. Basically, the takeaway for you is that - assuming your spinal canal really is smaller than optimal - you're more likely to have spinal cord impacts over the years. More likely, though not certainly.
The annular tear at C6-7 may eventually result in herniation (the disc's soft nuclear
material coming out through the tough outside (annulus). Maybe that has already happened, but the radiologist doesn't say so. Besides, he does call it 'small".
If the osteophytes (bone spurs) are causing pain, it should only be on the right side.
All in all, a fairly benign MRI (unless the radiologist is woefully misstating things). I wish mine looked half as good.
Since a spine specialist - of one kind or another - must have ordered the MRI, what did he/she say about it?