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Table 3 Prevalence of cervical MRI findings per segment and in total (n = 611)

From: Prevalence of MRI findings in the cervical spine in patients with persistent neck pain based on quantification of narrative MRI reports

MRI finding C2/C3 C3/C4 C4/C5 C5/C6 C6/C7 C7/Th1 Totala > 1 level
Modic type 1 1.5% 5.4% 6.4% 12.3% 12.3% 1.8% 25% 8%
Modic type 2 1.2% 1.5% 1.8% 3.4% 3.9% 1.3% 6% 2%
Disc degeneration 2.0% 10.1% 25.5% 57.9% 41.7% 3.3% 67% 45%
Disc herniation 0.0% 0.7% 2.6% 7.7% 6.4% 0.5% 16% 2%
Disc bulge 0.2% 7.5% 15.4% 36.7% 27.7% 0.7% 51% 27%
Nerve root compromise 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2% 0.7% 0.0% 2% 0%
Foraminal stenosis 6.4% 30.1% 39.3% 64.8% 50.1% 3.8% 77% 59%
Central stenosis 0.2% 3.1% 9.5% 28.5% 19.8% 0.3% 38% 18%
Facet joint arthrosis 9.5% 18.5% 18.8% 16.4% 10.3% 3.9% 37% 22%
Uncovertebral arthrosis 4.3% 29.8% 37.3% 62.5% 45.0% 2.6% 74% 56%
  1. aPatients with MRI findings in one or more segmental levels