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  1. I just received a copy of my MRI of cervical spine and have yet to speak with neurologist. I've had bad headaches for the last few months and always have tightness in my neck. The only thing I'm unsure about is as follows:
    There is straightening of the cervical spine. There is a new focus of T2 hyperintensity on saittal STIR images in the left paracentral aspect of the cord at the C4-C5 level. The abnormal cord signal measures 7 mm cranial caudad x 3 mm AP, and is not seen on non-fat suppressed T2 images. This finding is nonspecific, and may represent a focus of myleomalacia or demyelination. The cervicomedullary junction is intact. I had an MRI of the C spine in 2006. Since then I took a fall, 2008, landed on my back, smashed my head. This is the only thing I could think of that has happened since the prior scan. Can you please interpret this for me, the cord worries me.
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