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    Old 11-21-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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    MRI of the Cervical Spine

    Based on below report please explain me in simple words about it & also suggest me some best exercise, sleeping/pillow position & other advises
    my MRI report finding impression is :
    - STRAIGHTENING OF THE CERVICAL SPINE WITH MILD REVERSE CURVATURE
    - THERE IS RIGHT PARACENTRAL OSTEOPHYTIC-DISC COMPLEX BULGE OF C3-C4 LEVEL CAUSING MODERATE STENOSIS OF RIGHT LATERAL RECESS AND RIGHT NEURAL FOREMAN WITH MILD IMPRESSION OVER RIGHT EXITING NERVE ROOT.ALSO THERE IS NARROWING OF LEFT NEURAL FOREMAN SECONDARY TO UNCONVERTEBRAL ARTHROSIS.
    - THERE IS RIGHT PARACENTRAL FOCAL PROTRUSION OF C5-C6 DISC CAUSING
    SEVERE STENOSIS OF RIGHT LATERAL RECESS AND ENCROACHING UPON THE THECAL SAC AND THE CORD RESULTING IN FOCAL HYPERINTENSE IN THE CORD ON T2, SUGGESTIVE OF SECONDARY FOCAL MYELOPATHY. MINIMAL IMPRESSION UPON RIGHT EXITING NERVE ROOT IS ALSO EVIDENT. LEFT NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING IS SEEN SECONDARY TO HYPERTROPHIED FACET JOINT AND UNCONVERTEBRAL ARTHROSIS.

     
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    Old 11-22-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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    Re: MRI of the Cervical Spine

    Welcome to the board. Members are not trained medical professionals but just fellow back sufferers who share experiences and knowledge with each other. Keep that in mind as you read on boards such as this.

    A MRI is just one piece of the diagnostic puzzle and must be correlated with what is found on physical exam, basic neurological exam and after listening to a description of your symptoms and how they impact your daily life. There are some situations that suggest one should see a spine specialist for an accurate diagnosis, and it looks like you fall into that category. I would suggest you make an appointment with an orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon right away for a consultation.

    The report indicates signs of degenerative disc disease and spinal arthritis, particularly at C3-4 and most pronounced at C5-6 where there is an indication of stenosis and myelopathy. Myelopathy, simply put, is a compression of the spinal cord. Stenosis is a narrowing and can occur in the central canal and /or the foramen which is an opening where the spinal nerves exit the spine and go out to other parts of the body. It can develop as a result of a bulging disc, facet joint arthritis, osteophyte complex, etc. Sometimes people are born with a spinal canal that is narrow to begin with.

    In your case, at C5-6, the disc is protruding and causing narrowing of the lateral process on the right side (this is a small canal) which is then pushing into the thecal sac, causing compression of the spinal cord. This narrowing is severe, meaning there is barely any room for the nerve to function normally and it is pushing into the central canal. Something similar is going on at the left side but it isn't as badly compressed as the right side.

    There is arthritis and stenosis at the C3-4 level too but it isn't as severe and is not causing cord compression.

    You need to have this evaluated by a spine specialist to see just how bad is the cord compression. Myelopathy is generally not reversible so the goal is to contain it with the goal of preventing further damage to the spinal cord. This is not something that can be treated with exercise alone.

    on the right side which is pushing into the thecal sac and the spinal cord

     
    Old 11-27-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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    Re: MRI of the Cervical Spine

    Hi itstar,

    I think I may have similar problem to you. Can you tell me what your symptoms were? Thanks very much.

     
    Old 11-27-2015, 05:56 PM   #4
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    Re: MRI of the Cervical Spine

    Hi itstar,

    I think I may have similar problem to you. Can you tell me what your symptoms were? Thanks very much.

     
    Old 11-27-2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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    Re: MRI of the Cervical Spine

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kal4481 View Post
    Hi itstar,

    I think I may have similar problem to you. Can you tell me what your symptoms were? Thanks very much.

    HI Kal4481

    right side upper shoulder/muscle pain sometime, numbness
    but due to physiotherapy the numbness is ok now, Professor Dr Masimo (Italian Dr) suggest & advice that change life style, Swimming is best for this
    use cervical pillow & dont sit always in front of System as i am in IT field

     
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