all that was recommended was PT. Should I be looking for a neurologist to look at this information? And am I safe to be riding my horse. This MRI report is from October 2007 - the pain has increased enough now, that I have asked my GP to give me drugs stronger than Tylenol. I am taking Soma and a pain pill as needed. Not daily, but every couple of days. This is the report my doctor sent me on the MRI results, at my request.
T1, T2 and gradient echo sagittal and gradient echo axial images of the cervical spine were obtained. No previous studies are available for comparison. No significant abnormalities identified of the craniocervical junction, C1-2,or C2-3. At C3-4 there is no significant abnormality of the intervertebral disk. There are hypertrophic degenerative changes of the facets at this level on the left resulting in severe left-sided foraminal stenosis. There is no significant canal stenosis at this level. C4-5 demonstrates disk degeneration with disk space narrowing and bulging of the annulus. There is no focal disk protrusion identified at this level. There is moderate right sided foraminal stenosis at this interspace due to uncinate joint and facet hypetrophy. C5-6 demonstrates disk degeneration with disk space narrowing, bulging of the annulus and osteophyte formation about the interspace. There is bilateral uncinate joint hypertrophy worse on the right resulting in tight right sided foraminal stenosis and moderate to severe left sided forminal stenosis. There is no significant canal stenosis at this level. C6-7 demonstrates posterior bulging of the annulus without a focal disk protrusion identified. There is no significant canal or foraminal stenosis at this interspace. C7-T1 demonstrates a small right paracentral disk protrusion which results in no significant canal stenosis or cord compression The cervical spinal cord is normal in size and signal intensity. Cervical vertebral body bone marrow signal intensities are within normal limits.
Small right paracentral disk protrusion at C7-t1. Multilevel cervical spondylosis as described above most advanced at the C5-6 level where there is significant bilateral foraminal stenosis worse on the right side.