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I hurt my Trapizius shoulder & Arm, lifting a cabinet & two+ months later i still have pain. Symptoms are acute if I bend or twist left where the cervical & Thoracic join causing pain to shoot around the bottom of my scapula to arm pit, down to elbow & top of forarm to fingers. The occupational Health Doc that my Employer sent me to said the MRI doesn't show anything that would cause my Pain. I would be very happy if someone could give me some insight on this. Here is my MRI Report: Reason for Exam: R/O LT T1 RADIC-Neck Pain. MRI Report: May 13, 2013 Procedure: Cervical Spine MRI Without Contrast COMPARISONS: None ??? CLINICAL INDICATIONS: Neck Pain & tingling, greatest on Left in a T1 distribution TECHNIQUE: Noncontrast Cervical spine MRI study was performed with Sagittal T1, T2, STIR, & Axial T1, & T2 sequences. FINDINGS:Alimnment of the Cervical spine is normal. No abnormal signal within the visualized brain, Parenchyma, or the visualized spinal cord. C2-C3: Circumferential disc bulging mildly narrows the spinal canal with anterior CSF space effacement. The left neural foramen is moderate to severely narrowed. C3-C4: No canal narrowing. This Left neural foraminal narrowing secondary to Facet hypertrophy. C4-C5: Mild disc bulging. This is greatest laterally on the Right. No significant canal narrowing. The right neural foramen is moderate to severely narrowed. Mild left neural foraminal narrowing. C5-C6:Mild circumferential disc bulging with a posterior annular high signal intensity zone. Minimal spinal cord narrowing. Bilateral moderate neural foraminal narrowing. C6-C7: Mild circumferential disc bulging. No significant canal narrowing. Mild Left, & Mild-to-moderate Right neural foraminal narrowing. C7-T1: No canal or foraminal narrowing. IMPRESSION: Multi-level degenerative disc disease & facet hypertrophy as outlined above. The Spinal canal is mildly narrowed, greatest at Left C2-C3, Right C4-C5, & bilateral C5-C6. Thank you
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