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Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and there is so much informative and helpful posts here! You are all a wealth of information!!

That being said, I'm have neck problem since November when I was rear ended in a car accident. I was hoping someone here could interpret what these results are saying and what they might mean for treatment.

I'm currently doing PT for my left shoulder mainly (labral tear sustained in accident as well...awesome :( ) They put me in traction for like three minutes but that's all they do for my neck. I have good days where pain is manageable and other days where I can barely hold my head up and I spend the day in bed - the only thing that really helps. Also, I have pain and intermittent tingling down my left arm mainly in my hand (thumb ring finger and pinky mostly) this can occur just sitting there and is worse with activity/use.

Okay so anywho here's the report. Any insight is greatly appreciated and accepted. Thank you in advance.

FINDINGS: Cervicomedullary junction shows no Chiari I malformations. Cervical cord shows normal signal intensity. Vertebral body heights are normal. Mild intervertebral disc space narrowing is seen at C4-5. There is mild decreased signal at C2-3 through C6-7 intervertebral discs. Straightening of the normal cervical lordosis is seen in the mid-cervical spine, however, this may be positional for this exam.


C2-3, C3-4 show no disc herniations or stenosis.

C4-5 shows a central disc herniation with peripheral high intensity zone causing central impression into the thecal sac with compensatory deformity of the cord. This creates mild central canal narrowing. Neural foramen are patent.

C5-6 shows a left paracentral disc herniation causing asymmetric impression into the thecal sac with compensatory deformity of the cord. This creates mild central canal narrowing. Neural foramen are patent.

C6-7 shows an asymmetric to the left disc herniation or peripheral high intensity zone causing asymmetric impression into the thecal sac with compensatory deformity of the cord without direct contact upon the cord. Neural foramen are patent.

C7-T1 shows no disc herniations or stenosis.

IMPRESSION:
1. ASYMMETRIC TO THE LEFT DISC HERNIATIONS C5-6 AND C6-7.
2. CENTRAL DISC HERNIATION C4-5.





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