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MRI done for cervical spine. What does report mean?

My MRI for cervical spine says the following
c3-c4: Osteophytosis and right uncovertebral joint hypertrophy causing mild narrowing of right neural foramina
c4-c5: Central disc bulge causing mild indentation on thecal sac
c5-c6: Central disc bulge causing mild indentation on thecal sac. Osteophytosis causing right neural foramina narrowing
Thu, 19 Sep 2013
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hi

from brain nerves come down and run parallel in a 'sac' just inside a cover made of vertebral bodies. (just think of a pillor made of bricks covering a tunnel with a sac inside). these vertebral bodies are cemented by central disc. sometimes this cementing 'central disc ' slip slightly and press into the sac---nerves inside get partially compressed-cause pain, tingling, weakness . this thing is happening at your c4-c5, c5-c6 level

your nerves comes out through little exits between your vertebral column.
at c3-c4 & c5-c6 level they are a little narrower at rt side ---may have pain/spasm at rt arm / neck

best wishws
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MRI done for cervical spine. What does report mean?

hi from brain nerves come down and run parallel in a sac just inside a cover made of vertebral bodies. (just think of a pillor made of bricks covering a tunnel with a sac inside). these vertebral bodies are cemented by central disc. sometimes this cementing central disc slip slightly and press into the sac---nerves inside get partially compressed-cause pain, tingling, weakness . this thing is happening at your c4-c5, c5-c6 level your nerves comes out through little exits between your vertebral column. at c3-c4 & c5-c6 level they are a little narrower at rt side ---may have pain/spasm at rt arm / neck best wishws