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What does my MRI Results After Major Wreck Mean in Plain English, Please?

Started by PainLevel10 on 07/27/2015 1:56pm

MRI of the cervical spine without contrast media demonstrates the following findings:
+. C2-C3 level demonstrates mild bilateral cervical spondylotic changes. No disc herniation/protrusion.
+. C3-C4 level demonstrates a small right paracentral disc bulge extending 2.4 mm into the central canal seen best on sagittal image #9 series 3 In addition there is bilateral cervical spondylotic changes present Neural foramina remain patent.
+. C4-C5 level demonstrates no significant disc herniation/protrusion. Mild bilateral cervical spondylotic changes. Neural foramina remain patent.
+. C5-C6 level demonstrates a right paracentral disc osteophyte complex which protrudes approximately 1.6 mm into the central canal and into the right neural foramina. There is bilateral cervical spondylotic changes present right greater than left which contribute to mild neural foramina narrowing.
+. C6-C7 level demonstrates a moderate sized right paracentral disc extrusion extending 3.3 mm into the central canal along the posterior inferior aspect of C6 and the posterior superior aspect of C7 and is seen best on sagittal image #8 and 9 series 3 and axial image #20 series 5. This disc extrusion causes a moderate sized defect upon the anterior aspect of the thecal sac. In addition there is mild to moderate bilateral cervical spondylotic changes present contributing to a component of mild neural foraminal narrowing.

Lumbar MRI
Clinical Indication: Back pain TECHNIQUE: Axial T1, T2 Sagittal: T1, T2, T2 fat saturated INTERPRETATION
+. T12-Li: No significant abnormality.
+. L1-L2: No significant abnormality. +. L2-L3: No disc herniation or protrusion. There are mild bilateral hypertrophic degenerative facet changes.
+. L3-L4: Disc desiccation along with a small, predominantly central, disc bulge extending 1.9 mm into the central canal, best seen on sagittal image #7 of series six. Mild bilateral hypertrophic degenerative facet changes
+. L4-L5: No disc herniation protrusion. Mild bilateral hypertrophic degenerative facet changes.
+. L5-L6: No disc herniation or protrusion. Mild bilateral hypertrophic degenerative facet changes.

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Hi Painlevel10: before I get too far in depth could you please tell me if you saw your specialist and what was the outcome? I could begin to explain these problems since I have them but at a much more serious level. I am surely not making light of your situation . I know how you feel! But I am sure he explained everything n a few words and basically told you about the worst of your problems! Please respond. I would like to know what they told you and what plan for treatment or surgery they may have suggested. Anything they did not discuss with you I will explain to the best of my abilities. Thanx.

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