Please help me interpret my MRI report. Thank you
MRI OF THE CERVICAL SPINE – WITHOUT CONTRAST
CLINICAL HISTORY: Neck injury with bilateral arm pain with hand numbness.
TECHNIQUE: Axial and sagittal images are obtained using multiple pulse sequences to evaluate the cervical spine.
FINDINGS: Sagittal images show anatomic alignment of the vertebrae. They are normal in height and signal intensity without an acute marrow-replacing process or bone marrow edema. Intervertebral disc height is normal. There is slight desiccation of the disc at C5-6. Cervical cord shows no mass lesion or edema. There is no myelopathic change. The paraspinal soft tissues are unremarkable.
Axial images show no spinal stenosis or significant foraminal compromise at C2-3.
At C3-4, there is concentric bulge of the disc. This along with facet disease causes mild bilateral foraminal narrowing. There is no significant spinal stenosis.
At C4-5, mild bilateral foraminal narrowing is secondary to facet hypertrophy and uncovertebral joint disease. There is no spinal stenosis.
At C5-6, there is a central and left paracentral protrusion of the disc impressing upon the anterior aspect of the cervical cord. Facet and uncovertebral joint disease cause mild bilateral foraminal narrowing, left greater than right.
C6-7 and C7-T1 show no significant spinal canal narrowing or foraminal stenosis.
1. No evidence for significant bony abnormality.
2. At C5-6, there is a significant focal protrusion of the disc centrally and to the left of midline compromising the spinal canal with mass effect on the cervical cord. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing is seen at that level as well.
3. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing at C4-5 and C3-4 secondary to facet and uncovertebral joint disease.