IMPRESSION: Multilevel degenerative disc disease. Minimal
anterolisthesis C6 on C7. Severe BILATERAL C5-C6 neuroforaminal
stenosis as previously described on CT. There is also evidence of
neuroforaminal disease at the RIGHT C2-C3, BILATERAL C4-C5, and
BILATERAL C6-C7 levels.
Stenosis means a narrowing of the passageways through which nerves pass. When there is narrowing there is ofen pain and/or numbness in the shoulder blade area, arm and hand. You also have what appears to be degenerative arthritis, which means it may get worse.. The criterion for treatment is the presence of pain or numbness. Get a second opinion. There are many controversies regarding treatment options. Stem cell injections have been suggested by a physician named Braverman of PATH medical.
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