Just had an MRI -C Spine 08/27. Results vague over phone.

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My MRI (head and neck area) was done a week ago and when I called in for the results, the only thing the nurse could tell me was that there was abnormalities when reading the MRI. The doctor won't be in for 2 days to explain the report to me. Should I be worried? I am in excruciating pain (feels like nails being driven in my head/neck 24/7) and he nurse on the phone said she couldn't tell me anything because she's not a doctor. Nothing helps and it hurts to even blink! All sorts of things going thru my mind-, brain cancer etc. I think if it wasn't something the nurse wouldnt have said abnormalities!!!!! Now what?

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    If it was bad they dont wait at all. So that part is good. Then they will discuss whatever abnormalities with you but they may be abnormalities that mean nothing.
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    I have heard of a lot of people they say abnormal but there's nothing wrong

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    Even the smallest abnormality is considered an abnormality.. I do know one thing, they would not wait for the doctor to be in if it was something extremely serious or life threatening, they would have paged the doctor and he would've called you immediately. Try not to worry, but whenever I have to wait I get anxious and feel the exact same way.. Just take comfort until you get the details that it is not anything extremely serious. Feel better.

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    Abnormalities doesn't just mean worst case scenario. It could be a multitude of things including minor things which just need another look before they can be sure .

    So it won't be long now. Hope you have a good support network around you. If not we are here for support too.

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