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Help understanding my MRI Results
Hello 1st time here. I'm 25 and have had pain in my left shoulder and neck for 3 years. After being to physical therapy ,message therapy, and a number of other test doctors have yet tp pin point whats going on. I had my 3rd MRI Last week and received a letter I don;t quite understand about the results. This is what they said"

"There is straightening of the normal cervical lordosis which may
bepositional in nature. Vertebral body height and signal are relativelywellpreserved. No cord signal abnormalities are seen.
The paraspinous soft tissues demonstrate no abnormalities. Minimal disc bulge
is noted at C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7 without spinal canal or foraminal stenosis.
Impression:
1. Mild disc bulges at C4-5 through C6-7 without spinal canal or foraminal
stenosis. Otherwise normal MRI of the cervical spine"

I don't understand what this means can someone please help??
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Hi

Basically means you have a pretty normal scan of your neck the minimal disc bulges are there but are not pressing on anything which could be causing the pain .  No soft tissue abnormality either.

Very reassuring results

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Thanks! Ive talked with my Doc and same thing you said. The mild disc bulges shouldn't be causing the pain. Yet... I'm still in pain. Now on to more Doc's and more test.
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