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cervical herniated disc

Started by hawk289 on 05/14/2017 4:08pm

hello, i am new here can anyone interprit my mri results thanks.

he visualized portions of the cerebellum are normal in signal. The
cervical spinal cord is unremarkable. There is no myelomalacia,
gliosis or cystic change.

The cervical curvature is within normal limits. There are no
compression deformities or focal bone marrow lesion.

At C1-C2, the predental space is normal. The dens is intact.

At C2-C3, and C7-T1, the discs exhibit normal height and signal
intensity. There is no central canal or foraminal encroachment.

At C3-C4, there is a circumferential disc bulge which indents the
thecal sac and partially effaces the anterior subarachnoid space.
There is no foraminal narrowing. The facet joints are unremarkable.

At C4-C5, there is a focal posterior central disc protrusion with
subjacent annular tear indenting the thecal sac and partially
effacing the anterior subarachnoid space. There is no foraminal
narrowing. The facet joints are unremarkable.

At C5-C6, there is a focal posterior central disc protrusion with
subjacent annular tear indenting the thecal sac and partially
effacing the anterior subarachnoid space. There is no foraminal
narrowing. The facet joints are unremarkable.

At C6-C7, there is a disc bulge which partially effaces the anterior
subarachnoid space. There is a superimposed disc ridge complex at the
right uncovertebral joint producing mild right foraminal
encroachment. The facet joints are unremarkable.

The prevertebral soft tissues are normal. The retrospinous tissues
are intact.

IMPRESSION:

1. At C3-C4 a circumferential disc bulge partially effaces the
anterior subarachnoid space.

2. At C4-C5 and C5-C6, focal posterior central disc herniations with
subjacent annular tears indent the thecal sac and partially effaces
the anterior subarachnoid space.

3. At C6-C7, a disc bulge partially effaces the anterior subarachnoid
space. A disc ridge complex at the right uncovertebral joint produces
mild right foraminal encroachment.

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Hi, hawk289--thanks for your post and joining our Community! We're happy you're here.

MRI results are so confusing--they seem to be written for doctors, not patients! Plus, a lot of the terminology used in these reports seems serious and intense to a non-clinician, but your doctor might not have any concerns whatsoever. It can be very strange and overwhelming.

We aren't medical professionals, so we can't comment on what your results mean. However, you deserve to know exactly what your report is saying, so we encourage you to reach out to someone on your medical team to interpret the results for you. Ask if anything in your report concerns your doctor, and what next steps you need to take to ensure you're taking the best possible care of your health.

We hope this helps and wish you the very best of luck!

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