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Hello I am 51 years old and have been living with pain, numbness, tingling, dizziness and a whole bunch of other symptoms related to the nerves in my neck for a long time. I am currently trying to get disability because my arms, shoulders, and hands are just SOOO weak and painful. Can anyone give me an opinion of how those symptoms are related to this MRI.

Moderate spondylosis of the cervical spine. Diffuse degenerative disc desease. The contents of imaged posterior fossa reveal no definate abnormality. The cervical cord appears normal in signal intesity and caliber. Moderate atlantodental osteoarthritis.

C2-C3 Mild broad based disc bulge. Mild facet hyperthropy. No central canal stenosis. No neural foraminal narrowing.

C3-C4 Small posterior disc osteophyte complex. Moderate facet hyperthropy. No central canal stenosis. Mild right neural foraminal narrowing. No left neural foraminal narrowing.

C4-C5 Moderate broad based disc bulge. Moderate to severe facet hyperthropy. No central canal stenosis. Moderate left neural foraminal narrowing. Mild right neural foraminal narrowing.

C5-C6 Moderate posterior disc osteophyte complex. Moderate facet hyperthropy. Mild central canal stenosis. Moderate to severe left neural foraminal narrowing. Mild right neural foraminal narrowing.

C6-C7 Large posterior disc osteophyte complex. Moderate facet hyperthropy. Moderate central canal stenosis. Severe left foraminal narrowing. No significant right neural foraminal narrowing.

C7-T1 No central canal stenosis or nueral foraminal narrowing.

IMPRESSION:

1. MODERATE SPONYLOSIS OF THE CERVICAL SPINE WITHOUT EVIDENCE OF FRACTURE OR SUBLUXATION.
2.CENTRAL CANAL STENOSIS AT C5-C6 AND C6-C7, MOST SEVERE AT C6-C7 AS DESCRIBED.
3. MULTILEVEL NEURAL FORAMINAL NARROWING MOST SEVERE WITHIN THE LEFT C6-C7 NEURAL.





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