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Brain mri was normal done on 07/30/07

cervical mri with and without contrast
within the substance of the cervical spinal cord, there is a question of a solitary area of hyperintense signal seen on the stir sequence. This is seen on series 4 image 7 and corresponds to the right lateral aspect of the cervical spinal cord at the c-2 level. it is not confirmed on the sagittal t-2 weighted sequence or on the axial t-2 gradient echo sequence. While possibly aftifactual, it could represent a very small subtle area of demylination in the cervical spinal cord. No abnormal enhancement. Otherwise the cervical spinal cord shows normal signal. The morphology of the cervical spinal cord is normal. No expansion of the spinal cord. No atrophy of the spianl cord.

c-2 c-3 level shows no abnormalities
c-3 c-4  shows a disc osteophyte complex that touches but does not flatten the spinal cord. The nueral foramina are patent.
c-4 c-5  level shows a disc osteophyte complex that touches but does not flatten the spinal cord. Osteophyte extends to the left uncovertebral joint and causes a mild to moderate degree of left foraminal stenosis.
c-5 c-6  level shows discogenic narrowing with a disc osteophyte complex that touches but does not flatten the spinal cord. Osteophytes extend to the uncovertebral joints bilaterally, left greater than right with mild to modersate left foraminal stenosis and mild right foraminal stenosis.
c-6 c-7  level shows osteophyte of the left uncovertebral joint and very mild degree of left foraminal stenosis.
c-7 t-1  level is unremarkable.

question of a solitary area of abnormal signal within the substance of the cervical spinal cord at the c-2 level along the right lateral aspect. While possibly artifactual, this could represent a small solitary area of demylination.
cervical spinal cord shows no other questionable areas of abnormal signal and no abnormal enhancement.
multilevel cervical spondylosis from c-3 c-4 through c-6 c-7 as detailed above.
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147426 tn?1317269232
Hi, Would you mind cutting and pasting your basic symptoms and the results of your other MRI(s) into this thread so I have a context?  Thanks.  I have to do my taxes today.  Yes, I did procrastinate, thank you for asking, lol, so I will have less time for the forum for a few hours.  Quix
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no other mri's......
symptoms ocassional tingling in the hands and feet.   mother had ms for 30 years.......
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no sure what your talking about as far as the taxes go......its august not april .........Huh???????
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LOL Quix, I totally understand the art of procrastination especially where taxes are concerned. I am still paying for my tax bill due to the fact that I procrastinate doing quarterly submissions.

I guess paying the fines are not punishment enough. Good luck with taxes:)
147426 tn?1317269232
I paid the taxes on time, but took the automatic extension to do the actual paperwork.  I made sure there was enough money to them that it there would not be a penalty (I hope!)
147426 tn?1317269232
Hi, Tiggerfitfor, I looked over the other posts.  What you have is a vague and solitary spot on the cervical spine that does need to be clarified better.  Your symptoms of bilateral pins and needles which occur bilaterally sound more like degenerative disck disease mixed with the osteoarthritis in the cervical spine that you obviously have.  At two level the osteophytes actually touch the spinal cord.  This is worrisome.  They might actually impinge it a bit during motion and will likely continue to encroach on the cord.  You also have narrowed openings where the nerves leave the spinal column and during motion these also could be irritating nerves, though no actual entrapment is seen.

The history of your mom having MS puts you at a higher risk than that of the general population.  The numbers vary.  In general people without a parent with MS have between a 1 in 750 to a 1 in 1000 chance of developing MS.  Having a single parent with MS takes you to 1 - 3 chances in 100.  But there are other risk factors,too.  You have the higher risk if you are caucasion of Northern european descent and if you grew up in the northern latitudes, rather than southern or tropic.

Given this, it would not be out of line to request a repeat MRI of braon and spine on the new generation of MRI machine with a 3Tesla magnet.  The spine is notoriously difficult to image.

Does this answer your question?  Because I didn't actually see a question.  Quix
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thanks so much for your reply. I have had a few bouts of headaches. Occassionally if I lean on one of my arms then i get a vibration and numbness. As soon as I stop leaning on it it goes away. There is a long history of arthritis in my family. My family gp has put me on lyrica and zoloft which seem to be doing the trick. I ride a stationary bike between 10 to 20 miles a day. i tend to be very active. I do get bronchitis a few times a year due to the fact that i have bronchial asthma. I am allergic to peanuts , eggs, rye. I try very hard to eat right, get plenty of exercise....I have alot of backaches
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also I wanted to mention that I am a 41 year old caucasian who grew up in new Jersey until I was 25 years old. At that time I chose to move to south Florida where I have resided for the last 15 years. Hope this clears up some of the info I may have forgotten to give you. again thanks for all your help and your continous support of this forum. You are a true assest. God Bless......Toni
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