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Had an MRI. Results are C4-C5,C6-C7 levels with Minimal spondylotic changes. C5-C6 with broad-based disc osteophyte complex. What does this mean?

reading my results trying to figure it means, the test was an MRI, results are At C4-C5 level,there are minimal spondylotic changes, At C5-C6 level, there are minimal spondylotic changes with a small broad-based disc osteophyte complex minimally effacing the interior CSF space, At C6-C7 level, there are minimal spondylotic chonges
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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The test means you have spndilytis,a degenerative phenomena in the spine which is slowly progressive. Osteophyte means bone spurring at the edges due to destructive bone.this is controllable with mild anti-inflammatory for short duration, avoiding excessive strain to neck by building up supportive muscles around the spine by active and isometric excercises under a physiotherapist,
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