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What does this MRI finding of spine indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: what would be your diagnose and recommendation from the MRI?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
MRI suggests mild degenerative disc disease of cervical & lumbar region.

Detailed Answer:
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MRI findings suggests mild degenerative disc disease of cervical and lumbar region.
It is due to chronic stress on annulus fibrosis.

At C4-5 level,there is tiny posterior prolapsed inter vertebral disc(PIVD) without central canal stenosis.

At C5-6 level,there are osteophytes formation which is causing moderate narrowing of right lateral neural foramen and mild narrowing of left neural foramen.Osteophytes are formed due to chronic pull on annulus fibrosis.

At C6-7 level there is broad disc prolapse and osteophyte formation which is causing mild narrowing of right lateral neural foramen.

There is loss of normal cervical lordosis which may be due to muscle spasm.

In lumbar region there is mild disc prolapse at multiple levels without central canal or lateral neural foramen narrowing.There are also degenerative changes in facets joints(bony joint in between two vertebra).

Majority of the cases of degenerative spine disease are benefited by physiotherapy and analgesics.Since you have mild findings,so you should try physiotherapy first.
Surgery should be last option.

Treatment can be planned after consultation with neurologist.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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What does this MRI finding of spine indicate?

Brief Answer: MRI suggests mild degenerative disc disease of cervical & lumbar region. Detailed Answer: Hello MRI findings suggests mild degenerative disc disease of cervical and lumbar region. It is due to chronic stress on annulus fibrosis. At C4-5 level,there is tiny posterior prolapsed inter vertebral disc(PIVD) without central canal stenosis. At C5-6 level,there are osteophytes formation which is causing moderate narrowing of right lateral neural foramen and mild narrowing of left neural foramen.Osteophytes are formed due to chronic pull on annulus fibrosis. At C6-7 level there is broad disc prolapse and osteophyte formation which is causing mild narrowing of right lateral neural foramen. There is loss of normal cervical lordosis which may be due to muscle spasm. In lumbar region there is mild disc prolapse at multiple levels without central canal or lateral neural foramen narrowing.There are also degenerative changes in facets joints(bony joint in between two vertebra). Majority of the cases of degenerative spine disease are benefited by physiotherapy and analgesics.Since you have mild findings,so you should try physiotherapy first. Surgery should be last option. Treatment can be planned after consultation with neurologist. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX