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Here is the results of my MRI. I am in a tons on pain. I have little pain in my arms most the pain is in my neck and lowe back. On the right side it feels like someone stabbing me and on the left side i have a burning feeling. These feelings go from the base of my neck to the middle of my back. Below is what my mri says. I have yet to see the doctor but I was wondering if some could look at this and tell me if I might need surgery.

MRI CERVICAL SPINE W/WO ENHAN


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MRI of the cervical spine of 1/14/2011

History: 30-year-old status post MVA 2009 now with severe neck pain
radiating to right arm, with numbness and tingling and weakness in hands

Comparison: 6/2/2010

Technique: Intradural protocol MRI sequences were obtained of the
cervical spine pre and post administration of 14 mL IV Magnevist. GFR =
over 60.

The study was acquired prior to and following IV administration of
gadolinium contrast material, given the patient's indication for the
examination. If IV contrast material had not been administered, the
likelihood of detecting abnormalities relevant to the patient's condition
would have been substantially decreased.

Findings:
Vertebral body height and marrow signal are within normal limits.
Vertebral alignment is normal. The craniocervical junction is
unremarkable.

The cervical spinal cord demonstrates normal signal and morphology.
There is no abnormal spinal cord or vertebral enhancement.

C 2-3: No disc protrusion. No spinal canal or neuroforaminal stenosis.
C 3-4: No disc protrusion or central spinal canal stenosis. Mild
left-sided uncovertebral joint hypertrophy causing mild left-sided neural
foraminal narrowing.
C 4-5: No disc protrusion. No spinal canal or neuroforaminal stenosis.
C 5-6: No disc protrusion. No spinal canal or neuroforaminal stenosis.
C 6-7: Small central annular tear with a central disc protrusion
indenting the thecal sac, however no central spinal canal stenosis. There
is bilateral uncovertebral joint hypertrophy causing mild to moderate
right-sided and mild left-sided neural foraminal narrowing.
C7-T1: No disc protrusion. No spinal canal or neuroforaminal stenosis.

Visualized soft tissues appear normal.


Impression:

Very minimal degenerative disc disease most prominent at C6-C7 with a
central annular tear and central disc protrusion with associated mild to
moderate right-sided neuroforaminal narrowing, unchanged

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Above is what the Radiologist concluded from your MRI. I hope that your MD is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in backs as a neurologist would probably jump in and do surgery.... then you are left with scar tissue that will eventually make matters worse.



If your MD decides that surgery is necessary MOST repairs can be done with a very small incision and a scope. The annular tear would probably be what is causing the discomfort but please ask if there are any other means of repairing this other than surgery.
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