HI, I have been having numbness and pain in my left arm and lately in my right arm since December. My doctor sent me home with nito with referral for a stress test. I went back to him and told him still pain radiating up my arm into my neck he suggested he could manipulate my neck and back. I told him no because I wanted to do x-ray first to make sure before he started popping and cracking on me. I had x-ray of neck which showed multilevel degenerative disc greastest at C5-6, mild subluxation 2 mm of C$ on C5, likely degenerative. He then suggested a MRI which my insurance denied. So I decided to to pay out of pocket. My dr called and now suggest I see a Neurosurgeon. I asked for my results and of course it is foreign to me. My lower left and right side of back feel very sore and tender. My neck feels like it is burning and feels heavy at times. My MRI report is below. If anyone could explain if results indicate a Neurosurgeon. Or any information would be appreciated.
Findings: Non enhanced sagittal through the entire cervical upper thoracic area down to the T3-4 disc space. Axial through the disc spaces from C2-T1 inclusive. This C2-3 disc space is normal At the C3-4 level there is mild posterolateral osteophyte formation bilaterally. These changes do not cause significant neural compromise. The C4-5 disc is normal. At the C5-6 level there is mild reduction in the disc space height. There is mild left posterolateral osteophyte formation and disc bulging. This causes minor left foraminal narrowing. There are large right posterolateral osteophytes with disc bulging. These changes cause moderate to severe right foraminal narrowing and mild compression of the right anterolateral aspect of the spinal cord. At the C 6 7 level thee is mild-to-moderate posterolateral osteophyte formation bilaterally. There is mild broad-based disc bulging. These changes do not cause neural compromise. At the C7-T1 level there is no significant finding. At the T1-2 and T2-3 levels there is no significant finding. Impression: Cervical spondylosis with spinal cord flattening and foraminal stenosis.