A 63-year-old female asked:
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i had mri cervical spine w&w/o contrast. impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. pls explain?

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Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Not too bad: Best thing would be to ask for explanation the physician that ordered it so you do not get conflicting report. Overall actually not too bad.
Answered on Jun 16, 2014
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