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Hello Maurice & Mim,

When I went to get my MRI's I was surprised to find out that the doc changed them to a MRI of the brain and the C-spine, instead of the T-spine and C-spine. I got the results yesterday and the brain one is fine, thank God. He was looking for MS. This is what the MRI of the C-spine said. Reveals some mild straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. There is loss of normal signal intensity form the cervical intervertebral disc proper of mild degenerative disc disease. Mild spondylitic bulging disc at the C5-6 and T1-2 levels. I do not confirm lateralizing disc herniations to be present. There is mild narrowing of the intervertebral foramen on the right at C5-6, secondary to uncovertebral degenerative change. Similar changes are identified at C6-7 on the right. The cervical spinal cord does not demonstrate spinal cord compression or cord widening to be present. The craniocervical junction is unremarkable; in particular, no cerebellar tonsillar ectopia is identified. Mild osteopenia is noted. Impression: 1. Mild cervical deg. disc disease without lateralizing disc herniations. 2. Mild deg. changes resulting in narrowing of the intervertebral foramen on the right at C5-6 and C6-7. 3. Osteopenia. The doctor told me that he does not think that this would cause my symptoms of burning and numbness in my head when I am laying down after about an hour. I am not so convinced about that. Anyway he is sending me to see a neurologists. I can not get in until May 10th. He gave me a muscle relaxer and desyrel to relax me and help me sleep. I hope this gets me through until May 10th. My insurance would not cover the T-spine MRI. My doc said that the neurologist could probably order it now that MS has been ruled out. Let me know what you think about the results. Thanks again for thinking about me. I will keep in touch.

ventcrew :angel: