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mri cervical spine. Alignment is maintained.there is reduced t2 signal indicating disc dehydration at multiple c levels with minimal disc height reduction at c4/5. there are disc osteophyte bars at several levels. these are abutting the left side of the cord at c4/5 and the right at c5/6, although there is still a small volume of cfs preserved posterior to the cord at both levels and no cord flattening or distortion. There is likely however to be nerve root inpingment within the lateral recesses at both levels, although the exit foramina remain reasonably capacious at both levels.
there is also a smaller left paracentral disc osteophyte bar at c6/7, again slightly encroachingupon the lateral recesses but not causing any major foraminal narrowing. The canal remains capacious but there is slight prominence of the central canal at this level, the central canal however appears of normal calibre at the mid c6 and mid c7 levels and I doubt this appearance is of any clinical relevence. signal in the remainder of cervical and upper dorsal cord down to t4/5 is normal. the cranio-cervical junction is unremarkable and there is no evidence of any sinister marrow pathology in the cervical or upper dorsal vertibral bodies.