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Here are the results of the 2nd MRI, as follows.

FINDINGS:
There is 1-2 mm of dorsal subluxation at C4-5 and CS-6. The cervical vertebral bodies are unremarkable in height. There is no vertebral body fracture. The paraspincus musculature is unremarkable. There are no significant areas of marrow replacement. The atlantoaxial and the atlanta-occipital relations are unremarkable. There is no intradural mass. The craniocervical junction is unremarkable. The cervical cord is unremarkable in size and signal intensity.

The AP diameter of the cervical spinal canal is developmentally narrow measuring no greater than 11 mm from C3 to C7. This is likely to predispose the patient to central spinal stenosis.

There is no significant disc bulge or herniation of the C2-3 intervertebral disc. There is minimal right uncovertebral spurring. There is no central spinal stenosis or significant neural foraminal narrowing.

There is no significant disc bulge or herniation of the C3-4 intervertebral disc. There is minimal left uncovertebral spurring. There is no significant central spinal stenosis or neural foraminal narrowing.

There is no significant disc bulge or herniation of the C4-5 intervertebral disc. There is no significant neural foraminal narrowing. There is mild central spinal stenosis.

There is a central disc protrusion at C5-6 extending inferiorly along the superior end plate of C6 measuring up to 3 mm in AP dimension compressing and distorting the thecal sac and the ventral cervical cord. There is no appreciable alteration in the cord signal intensity. There is severe central spinal stenosis. There is bilateral uncovertebral spurring without significant neural foraminal narrowing.

There is a posterior disc bulge at C6-7 measuring 1 mm in AP dimension with mild mass-effect on the thecal sac. There is mild central spinal stenosis without significant neural foraminal narrowing.

There is no significant disc bulge or herniation of the C7-Tl intervertebral disc. There is no central spinal stenosis or significant neural foraminal narrowing.

Spondylosis is present at T2-3 and T3-4. There appears to be associated central spinal stenosis most pronounced at T2-3.

IMPRESSION:
1. Developmentally narrow AP diameter of the central spinal canal which would likely predispose the patient to central spinal stenosis.
2. Central disc protrusion at C5-6 compresses and distorts the thecal sac and the cervical cord with severe central spinal stenosis.
3. Multilevel spondylosis results in mild central spinal stenosis at C4-5 and C6-7. There appears to be additional central spinal stenosis at T2-3 and T3-4.

This 2nd MRI was taken approximately 2 months from the 1st MRI (see initial post above for the 1st MRI results). I would appreciate some help on comparing this 2nd MRI from the 1st MRI and to see if there is any difference. I am hoping to see that this 2nd MRI shows that my disc has healed a bit. Any comment or advice would be much appreciated.





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