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I had an MRI done in June 2011 below is what the results are. Since then I have had cortisone injection in my spine.. One in my shoulder cause i was told i had rotor cup te. Have been doing PT since June but the pain, tingy and numbness in my right arm has only gotten worse. The shoulder blade pain cause me not to be able to sit to long. My vision has changed along with my weight. My balance is sometimes off and I am always tired cause i cant sleep very well cause of the pain. I also now have muscle cramps in my legs. My doctor just had me do another MRI of the upper body along with the brain and I'm schedule for an EMG.

MRI cervical spine without contrast.
HISTORY: Neck pain, cervical radiculopathy.
TECHNIQUE: routine protocol without gadolinium.
FINDINGS: No prior comparison studies.
Occiput C1 and-C1-C2 level: Unremarkable.
C2-C3 level: Unremarkable.
C3-4 level: Mild right-sided neural foraminal stenosis secondary touncinate spurring.
C4-5 level: Mild posterior disk bulge small shallow right paracentraldisk protrusion causing mild ventral cord flattening without cordcompression, AP thecal sac 8 mm. Mild right-sided neural foraminalstenosis secondary to uncinate spurring.
C5-6 level: Very small cysts shallow central disk protrusion causingminimal effacement of the thecal sac AP midline thecal sac 10 mm.
C6-7 level: Mild posterior disk bulging come AP thecal sac 9 mm.
C7-T1 level: Unremarkable.Sagittal sequences confirm axial findings. Mild reversal of thecervical lordosis. Mild dextroscoliosis which may be in partpositional. Bone marrow signal characteristics, vertebral bodyalignment, and craniocervical junction and, cervical spinal cord andupper visualized thoracic spinal cord unremarkable. Partial fusionof across the dorsal aspect of the T3-T4 disk space which isdevelopmental in appearance.
IMPRESSION: Multilevel degenerative changes as detailed above withoutevidence for cord impingement, nerve root impingement ordemyelinating disease. Mild central stenosis at the C4-5 level.

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