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Degeneration in vertebrae. Regenerated spine. Any ideas?

after 2 seperate MRI scan's done in Oct 2007 and Feb 2008 (after a fall at work) the scan's showed that my vertabre at the c2 all the way to the c6 had degeneration and it was suspected MS after more tests MRI'S and 5 years i have had a new MRI and the damage/degeneration is only showing in the c2/c3 how can this be??? i am in the armed forces and due to this will be getting medically discharged if the spine has regenrated then is there a chance it was due to the fall as MS has now been ruled out
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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The degenerative changes in the spine can be caused by the injury also. Since MS has been ruled out now, you can get a repeat MRI scan done to find out if there is any further deterioration.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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