Welcome to the Back and Neck Community. Members are here to provide assistance to individuals experiencing symptoms related to possible abnormal conditions of the cervical and/or lumbar spine. Advice given is non-professional and is based primarily on personal experiences. Please post on the Expert Forum if additional medical advice is needed and one of the medical doctors will assist as appropriate.
The neural foramina refers to the opening in the vertebrae of the spine through which the nerves travel from the spinal cord to the extremities and other parts of the body.
Patent is a term which means that the opening is clear without any signs of narrowing or obstruction -- the nerves pass through without being pinched/compressed.
I do not know what portion of your spine was examined by the MRI, but these findings do not indicate anything abnormal.
If you have any specific symptoms that you are concerned about, please post more detailed information and we will be able to assist you further.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.