I've just had a brain and cervical MRI. The reason was I get numbness in my ring and pinky fingers while sleeping. It goes away with a shake of my hand so I haven't done anything about it, until now. The cervical MRI showed problems with discs C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. The latter two contribute to "neural foraminal stenosis". My GP and osteopath are now working to help me correct this issue. My question has more to do with the brain MRI. My GP thought it sensible to get the brain MRI done since - I'm 47 years old and my father died of a brain tumour at 49. One paragraph states
"Very mild periventricular T2/FLAIR hyperintensity, with a punctate focus in the right superior frontal subcortical white matter, are non-specific. These are of unlikely clinical significance. No established territorial infarct, focalparenchymal oedema, intracranial haematoma or mass effect is detected. Otherwise unremarkable MRI brain study, with no significant focal abnormality detected".
My GP says nothing to worry about, just have another scan in 5 years. This MRI will serve as a baseline.
My Osteopath says it's NOT nothing, but it's also not necessarily something. But he recommends getting another scan in 2 years.
I'm wondering if anyone has some more conclusive input? Is this something that I should address now as it may be early prevention for some future issue?