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Could someone PLEASE interpret These findings into more layman-like terms.

This is very important because I need to be able to make an informed decision on whether or not to have surgery to correct the issues shown in the MRI's.
thank you to anyone who can help.


**This is the first MRI Report:**

MRI Spine Cervical WO: 7/5/2016 10:06 PM

CLINICAL INDICATION: Fall, neck pain

COMPARISON: 3/31/2016.


TECHNIQUE: Noninfused multiplanar MR images of the cervical spine were obtained on the closed
high-field magnet.

FINDINGS: The vertebral body heights and vertebral alignment is preserved. There is anterior
endplate spurring at C4-C5. No marrow signal abnormality to suggest occult fracture is seen.
There is no prevertebral edema. Grossly normal morphology of the spinal cord is demonstrated.

At C2-C3, no significant findings are seen.

At C3-C4, there is disc desiccation and minimal left posterior paracentral disc protrusion. No
significant stenosis is visualized.

At C4-C5, there is disc desiccation and small posterior central disc protrusion. This minimally
impresses upon ventral margins of the thecal sac. No significant stenosis is seen.

At C5-C6, no significant findings are seen.

At C6-C7, no significant findings are seen.

At C7-T1, no significant findings are seen.

IMPRESSION:
1. No evidence to suggest acute osseous abnormality. The spinal cord and canal is preserved.

***** Final *****

**This is the second Report:**

Reason for Exam
Pain, lumbar

Report
MRI Spine Thoracic WO: 7/5/2016 10:08 PM

CLINICAL INDICATION: Fall

COMPARISON: None.


TECHNIQUE: Noncontrast multiplanar MR images of the thoracic spine were obtained. Images were
acquired on the closed high-field magnet.

FINDINGS:

The vertebral body heights and vertebral alignment is preserved. Multilevel endplate spurring
and Schmorl's node formation is visualized. There is minimal fluid signal intensity along
the inferior endplate of T11, to the left of midline. Multilevel disc space narrowing is
visualized. There is a slight thoracic kyphosis. No spinal canal stenosis is visualized. The
cord signal is within normal limits.

IMPRESSION:
1. Degenerative changes within the thoracic spine, without evidence to suggest canal stenosis or
cord injury.
2. Fluid signal along the inferior endplate of T11 which may represent degenerative change or a
focal contusion/minimal compression fracture.
***** Final *****

**This is the third and final MRI report:**

Reason for Exam
Pain, lumbar

Report
MRI Spine Lumbar WO: 7/5/2016 10:08 PM

CLINICAL INDICATION: Back pain, fall

COMPARISON: 3/31/2016.


TECHNIQUE: Noncontrast multiplanar MR images of the lumbar spine were obtained. Images were
acquired on the closed high-field magnet.

FINDINGS:

The vertebral body heights and vertebral alignment is preserved. No marrow signal abnormality
to suggest occult fracture is seen. The intervertebral disc spacing is preserved. There is no
prevertebral edema. The tip of the conus terminates at L1-L2. Grossly normal morphology of the
distal portions of the spinal cord is demonstrated.

At L1-L2, no significant disc pathology or stenosis is seen..

At L2-L3, no significant disc pathology or stenosis is seen..

At L3-L4, no significant disc pathology or stenosis is seen..

At L4-L5, no significant disc pathology or stenosis is seen..

At L5-S1, there is disc desiccation, mild disc space narrowing, bilateral facet joint
hypertrophy, and posterior central disc extrusion annular tearing within the extruded disc
material is seen. There is mild narrowing of spinal canal and mild bilateral neural foramen
stenosis..

IMPRESSION:
1. No acute osseous abnormality.
2. Similar findings at L5-S1 as compared to 3/31/2016. Annular tear within extruding disc and
mild stenosis of canal and neural foramen.

***** Final *****

Please interpret These findings into more layman-like terms.
this is very important because I need to be able to make an informed decision on whether or not to have surgery to correct the issues shown in the MRI's.

Thank you to anyone who can help.





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