Yesterday I picked up the official written report of an MRI. I still won't see the Dr. who ordered it for several weeks! so...was wondering if anyone could help me now what this means:
Vertebral body height, marrow and alignment is within normal limits with mild multilevel disc desiccation.
Normal craniocervical junction without cerebellar ectopia.
Cord signal and morphology is normal throughout.
C2-C3: No significant disc protrusion, canal or foraminal stenosis.
C4-C5: Disc desiccation with tiny right paracentral disc protrusion effacing the CSF and resulting in borderline canal stenosis. No forminal narrowing.
C5-C6: Disc disccation, with broad-based disc osteophyte ridge effacing the ventral thecal sac and results in mild canal stenosis,. Moderate left and mild right foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral arthrosis.
C6-C7: Disc desiccation, with shallow disc osteophyte ridge abuts the thecal sac with borderline canal narrowing. Moderate left and mild right foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral arthrosis.,
1. When compared to MRI 8/3/2006, there has been minimal interval progression of disc desiccation at the C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels with no interval change in borderline canal stenosis. No new significant disc protursion. Clinical correlation advised for potention foraminal nerve root encroachment at these levels.
it sounds to me like things aren't bad, but if so..why do I hurt all the time?