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MRI results and I don't understand them
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MRI results and I don't understand them
1. Congenital canal stenosis is exacerbated at C5-6 and C6-7, but without spinal cord impingment.

2. Multilevel neural foraminal narrowing is most pronounced on the left at C6-7 with mild stenosis.

3. No definite acute osseous abnormalities.
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Your symptoms and the findings of a spine/neuro exam are as important as the MRI findings. Some will argue more important. The MRI does suggest some pinching of your nerves in the neck. It would be best to discuss these findings with the doc who ordered the tests and has done your physical exam. The treatments you need may range from pain meds, physical therapy to minimally invasive spine/pain treatments.

Dr Prem Pillay
Director of Neuro and Spine Services
Neuro Spine and Pain Center
Singapore

http://neurospine.blogspot.com
www.spine-neuro.org
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