First, please know that we are not doctors here. Most of us have ms. Some of us did a pile of reading on our way to a diagnosis of ms :).
A possible signal could be as little as an artifact of the imaging. Given your history of stenosis and chiari, BOTH which cause symptoms that mimic ms, my guess is that you are not looking at a third complication.
I found an article that talked about signal changes in the spinal cord of people with severe stenosis, so it seems that cord signal change could be explained by your preexisting condition.
THEN I found your whole mri report listed in the chiari community where under "impressions" it says 'No significant cervical spine cord signal". I would think that is good news, for sure, as far as ruling out something new like ms, or even permanent damage due to stenosis.
Hang in there. Make a list of questions for your neurologist -- he or she will be the only one that can make sense out of your mri. Hopefully you don't have to wait too long for your appointment.
Thumbs up to you aspentoo!!! Ox
You are very welcome, and yes, time seems to run at different speeds in neurology-land compared to "real life" ;).
Just a thought. If you have a few minutes, I would highly suggest you navigate aspentoo's blog. It's outstanding and well structured with a plethora of information and her personal journey we can all relate ..... Look under her profile page and you will quickly locate her blog link info. Best to you.....