Pain in head, neck, left arm and lower back, xray shows degeneration, here are my MRI results?
I am a 49 year old female I have been having a lot of pain in my head, neck, left arm and lower back. I had a mri done back in August of this year. I have had pain shots but they only last a day or so but the pain doesnt completely go away, just makes it more bearable. I have appointments to see a neurologist in January and a Neurosurgeon in February. I dont really understand any of what this says, a nurse practitioner is the one who order the mri done because of the headaches and numbness to 2 of the fingers on my left hand. I havent been in a car accident. xrays showed degenerative changes in my neck and back. Here are the results of the mri. If someone could tell me anything about the or the seriousness I would so greatly appreciate it.
Central disc bulging is noted at C2-C3. A small disc protrusion is noted at C3-C4 impinging on the thecal sac. At C4-C5 there is a tiny disc protrusion slightly impinging on the thecal sac. At C5-C6 there is a central disc protrusion impinging on the thecal sac. There is minimal retrolisthesis of the C5.
IMPRESSION- Disc protrusion is seen indenting the thecal sac from C3 to C6. Thecal sac appears to be flattened from C3 to C7. There is no syrinx or tonsillar herniation noted