Hello, I am looking for help understanding my MRI results. I am in constant neck and shoulder pain, 9-10 on the scale, and doctors seem to be brushing things off as nothing. (Both sides hurt). Rest seems to be the best thing I can do. This is following an accident in '07 and living with a diagnosis of occipital neuralgia, which they finally determined wasn't the only thing going on and now say I have Cervical Radiculopathy, etc. I am being told by NP there is no treatment but popping pain pills. Neurologist says more is going on. FINALLY got referral to Spine Specialist tomorrow....hoping for some feedback before then. TIA!
29 year old female with chronic neck pain. Recent cervical
TECHNIQUE: Using a 1.5 Tesla magnet, following sequences of the
cervical MRI were performed; 3 plane localizers, sagittal T1,
STIR, and T2 weighted images, and axial GRE and T1 weighted images.
COMPARISON: 10/21/16 plain radiographs of cervical spine
** FINDINGS **:
There is straightening of normal lordotic curvature of the
cervical spine. The bone marrow signal intensity is within normal
limits. There is no signal abnormality throughout the spinal cord.
Partially included posterior fossa structures are unremarkable.
Minimal disc space narrowing is noted at C5-C6 and C6-C7.
C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-C7: Minimal disc bulge with trace central
stenosis. No significant neural foraminal stenosis.
** IMPRESSION **:
Minimal disc bulge from C3-C4 through C6-C7.