It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Spinal Cord Disorders Message Board


Spinal Cord Disorders Board Index


MRI Cervical Spine
Mar 17, 2015
I am a 60 year old female, 5'5" tall, 157 lbs. This goes back a while. In 2010-2011 I had only one symptom - intense itching on both arms from upper arm to the wrist, I saw 5 different doctors (PCP, Allergist, Dermatologist, chiropractor, and Neurologist). I had an MRI done per my dermatologist which I took to the Neurologist. Neurologist only remark was pinched nerve would not cause itching. After over 20 different medications, both OTC and prescription, nothing helped but ice. After about a year of suffering with this is stopped on its own. I just recently requested a copy of the MRI which was done in 2011 because I have started the itching once again, but this time I also have pain in my neck, shoulders and Mid-back. Sometimes the neck feels prickly, most time its a constant ache in my neck, upper back and shoulders. My arms do not hurt except when I sleep on my side, I wake up with pain. I randomly get sharp pains in my left hand. Not all the time, just from time to time for what seems to be for no reason. Mid back aches terribly when I stand or walk for just a short distance (one city block). Below are the results of the MRI done in 2011. I have been referred again to another neurologist, but do not have an appointment yet. Is it possible the results from this MRI would/could cause all these symptoms?

Modic Type I endplate changes are identified on the left of C5-C6. There is intervertebral disc space narrowing at C6-C7. Small generalized disc bulge at C4-C5 that cause mild spinal canal stenosis and narrowing of the neuroforamina. At C5-C6 and C6-C7 there are generalized disc-osteophyte complexes that cause moderate spinal canal stenosis and bilateral neuroforaminal impingement. There is deformation of the anterior contour of the spinal cord at these levels.

Impression: Moderate spinal canal stenosis and bilateral neuroforaminal impingement at C5-C6 and C6-C7 due to generalized disc osteophyte complexes.

Sorry this is so long....thanks for reading!





All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:02 AM.





Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!