I'd appreciate your views on my recent MRI and X-ray as noted below. I'd appreciate it very much if your advice can be explained in layman terms, with ranking of its severity from 1-10 (10 being the most severe) and the current remedial actions which are available for my consideration:
MRI=Severe cervical spondylosis with PID at C3/4, C5/6 and C6/7 levels, most marked at C5/6 with impingement on the cord and left nerve root. The cord is displaced and compressed upon and left foraminal stenosis is present.
X-Ray=Normal vertebral alignment with straightening of the cervical lordosis. Marked degenerative spondylotic changes are present between C4 and C7 vertebral levels with reduced disc height. Large anterior osteophytes are present at C4/5 and large posterior osteophytes at C5/6 and C6/7 disc levels.
2. Lumbosacral Spine
MRI=L4/5 and L5/S1 spondylosis with diffuse disc bulges causing bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. No spinal canal stenosis. There is slight progression of disease process compared to previous MRI in 2008.
X-Ray=Normal vertebral alignment. Vertebral body heights are preserved with presence of Schmorl's nodes at the superior endplates. There is mild narrowing of the L5/S1 disc space. No bony fracture or dislocation. Both sacroiliac joints are normal.
Looking forward to your views soonest.