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MRI results:Cervical: c4 c5 There is central posterior directed disc-osteophyte complex which extends 5 mm posteriorly. This effaces the thecal sac and contacts the cord. There is no significant mass effect on the cord. There is mild left neural foraminal narrowing. The right neural foramen is widely patent.  C5 C5 There is broad based disc osteophyte complex  which markedly narrows the cental spinal canal to 6mm. There is severe right neural foraminal narrowing, and moderate to severe left neuro foraminal narrowing. Lumbar MRI: Sagittal imaging of lumbar spine shows reversal of normal cervical lordosis. Severe degenerative changes present L2 L3 with disc space narrowing & posterior directed disc bulge. Endplate changes. Retrolisthesis L2 on L3 7-8mm. Disc dessication (desiccation) and space narrowing L2L3 & disc dessication (desiccation) L4- L5 & L5- S1.L2-L3:Circumfrential disc bulge with mass effect on thecal sac extending into right lateral recess and right neural foramin.The left has mild narrowing.Narrowing of spinal canal at this point. There is mild ligamentum flavum and facet hypertrophy. L3-L4: Minimal posterior directed disc bulge. Ligamentum flavum and facet hyertrophic changes. L4-L5;Small focal posterior directed disc bulge contacting thecal sac. There is minimal spinal canal narrowing secondary to facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy.The neural foramina are minimally narrowing. L5-S1 There is a small broad based posterior directed disc bulge which extends 7mm. This mildly effaces the thecal sac. Neural foramina are widely patent.  
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Not enough room in question area, so can my symptoms as follows be due to spine? Chest wall pain when reaching, back of skull headaches, pain at collerbone, scapula, mid back spine pain at bra strap level, pain in upper buttock side closest to tailbone, when rubbing base of tailbone very tender, have to drag  up any stairs, tried to ride bike legs felt extremely weak(calfs)bad pain lower back when kneeling, inner thigh pain radiating from tailbone area, inability to hold bowels movements (very little warning, maybe 2 minute?)had colonoscopy and pap exam recently and was fine, sometimes right leg feels really heavy and have to almost lift it to position in bed with pain, cannot sit more than 5 or so minutes without pain. Have good days when it isn't as sore. Does my MRI look pretty normal for 51?
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