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MRI Cervical Spine
Mar 17, 2015
I am a 60 year old female, 5'5" tall, 157 lbs. This goes back a while. In 2010-2011 I had only one symptom - intense itching on both arms from upper arm to the wrist, I saw 5 different doctors (PCP, Allergist, Dermatologist, chiropractor, and Neurologist). I had an MRI done per my dermatologist which I took to the Neurologist. Neurologist only remark was pinched nerve would not cause itching. After over 20 different medications, both OTC and prescription, nothing helped but ice. After about a year of suffering with this is stopped on its own. I just recently requested a copy of the MRI which was done in 2011 because I have started the itching once again, but this time I also have pain in my neck, shoulders and Mid-back. Sometimes the neck feels prickly, most time its a constant ache in my neck, upper back and shoulders. My arms do not hurt except when I sleep on my side, I wake up with pain. I randomly get sharp pains in my left hand. Not all the time, just from time to time for what seems to be for no reason. Mid back aches terribly when I stand or walk for just a short distance (one city block). Below are the results of the MRI done in 2011. I have been referred again to another neurologist, but do not have an appointment yet. Is it possible the results from this MRI would/could cause all these symptoms?

Modic Type I endplate changes are identified on the left of C5-C6. There is intervertebral disc space narrowing at C6-C7. Small generalized disc bulge at C4-C5 that cause mild spinal canal stenosis and narrowing of the neuroforamina. At C5-C6 and C6-C7 there are generalized disc-osteophyte complexes that cause moderate spinal canal stenosis and bilateral neuroforaminal impingement. There is deformation of the anterior contour of the spinal cord at these levels.

Impression: Moderate spinal canal stenosis and bilateral neuroforaminal impingement at C5-C6 and C6-C7 due to generalized disc osteophyte complexes.

Sorry this is so long....thanks for reading!

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