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I need help in understanding my Cervical Spine MRI.

My MRI of Cervical Spine was done on Oct. 29, 2016.

FINDINGS

There is straightening of the cervical lordosis.  Mild disc space narrowing is noted at C5-6. The remainder of the intervertebral discs as well as the vertebral bodies maintain normal height.  The spinal cord maintains normal caliber, contour, and signal.  The marrow signal of the visualized bony structures is normal.

At C2-3, there is no canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
At C3-4, there is no canal or neural foraminal stenosis of significance.
At C4-5, disc bulge is seen flattening the ventral aspect of the spinal canal.  There is no canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
At C5-6, broad-based disc bulge/osteophhyte complex is seen.  It effaces the ventral spinal canal and cord. At most there is very mild canal stenosis.  There is no significant neural foraminal stenosis.
At C6-7, disc bulge/osteophyte complex is seen.   There is no canal or neural foraminal stenosis.
The visualized paravertebral soft tissues are normal.  The marrow signal of the visualized bony structures is normal.

IMPRESSION:

Multiple levels of degenerative disc disease as described above.  At C5-6, disc bulge/osteophyte complex is demonstrated.  At most, there is mild canal stenosis.

The Orthopedic office is referring me to someone else.
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