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1st-time post for me, thanks in advance to any that might reply with helpful information. I'm a 52 yr.old male that , for the past few months have had a continual left arm and left hand pins and needles sensation (like when sitting cross-legged and your legs go 'asleep" -- its the sensation like when a limb is doing the "waking-up" part. The tip of my left pointer finger, from the knuckle closest to the nail, has been totally numb for a month, or so. Whenever the pins and needles, mixed with numbness, etc., are presented, I turn my head as far to the right as I possibly can....and as I do so....I physically "feel" a degree of "normalcy" return to the left arm and hand. If I look up for a few seconds...or down....or to the left....the sensation kicks in, almost immediately. Not to mention the "pressure and heaviness sensation on the back of my neck...complete with an irritating, mostly chronically-felt headache in the area where the C-spine is connected to the base of my skull.


Here, in its entirety, is the MRI report. I am finding that I need to google almost each and every word, in my attempt to understand it.
any help would be appreciated.

FINDINGS:

"There is a normal cervical lordosis. A slight retrolisthesis of C3 and 4 is present. Vertebral body height and marrow signal is within normal limits. There is diffuse disc signal loss with disc height loss greatest at C5-6. The cervical medullary junction is normal. There is no evident cord signal abnormality. T2-3 and T3-4 posterior disk osteophyte complexes are present without evidence cord compression.

CERVICAL DISC LEVELS:

C2-C3: No cord compression or foraminal narrowing.
C3-C4 Moderate posterior disc osteophyte complex and facet hypertyrophic changes present. There is near complete effacement of the ventral and dorsal subarachnoid space with mild ventral cord flattening. There is moderate bilateral foraminal narrowing.
C4-C5 Posterior disc osteophyte complex asymmetric to right confluent with a large right uncovertebral osteophyte there is facet hypertrophic change present. Mild asymmetric right ventral cord flattening with near complete loss of ventral and dorsal subarachnoid space is present. Moderate to severe right foraminal narrowing is minimal and left foraminal narrowing is present.
C5-C6 Moderate posterior disc osteophyte complex with loss of ventral and dorsal subarachnoid space There is mild ventral cord flattening. Mild facet hypertrophy is present. Mild left and mild right forminal narrowing is noted.
C6-C7 Mild posterior disc osteophyte complex which impresses the ventral thecal sac. No evident cord compression. Facet hypertrophic changes and small unconvertebral osteophytes combine to produce minimal right and mild/moderate left foraminal narrowing.
C7-T1 Small posterior disc osteophyte complex. No cord compression or foraminal narrowing.

CONCLUSION: Moderate multilevel cervical spondylosis as detailed above.





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