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Old 03-22-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Question 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?

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: cervical spine MRI

How long ago was the surgery? How long did you have severe symptoms before the surgery? Are your current symptoms worse than - or different from - the pre-surgery symptoms?

I'm not used to seeing post-surgical MRI's. I don't see how a disk protrusion could cause foraminal stenosis if the disk isn't there anymore. Maybe the osteophytes still are there - as well as the overgrown uncovertebral joint, and those are what's causing the stenosis.

Anyway, he says the stenosis is "mild", so it "shouldn't" be causing problems.

I assume the symptoms are all left shoulder-arm-hand? Which fingers are affected?

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