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My MRI Report of the Cervical Spine

Is there any concern(s) that I need to address immediately:

C4-5 there is broad based disc bulging and osteophyte causing ventral flattening of the thecal sac and bilaterally facet arthropathy. No central or foraminal stenosis;

C5-6 there is broad based disc bulging and osteophyte causing ventral flattening of the thecal sac and bilaterally facet arthropathy. No central or foraminal stenosis. There is a small amount of CSF around the spinal cord and in the nerve root sleeves.

I have went thru injections and no better, is there any suggestions?
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144586 tn?1284666164
What are your symtoms, in your own words. In other words "what is your chief complaint".
4851940 tn?1515694593
Ask for a referral to a physiotherapist or someone higher.  They will give you specific exercises to do for your neck.

Wear a scarf to keep your neck warm and keep away from draughts.
Although this will not cure your bone damage, being exposed to draughts does make your neck much worse.

You may find massage helpful to ease any tension in the shoulders and neck muscles.

Speak with your doctor or your consultant with regard to different medications that are available.  If you experience pins and needles in the arms and hands, you may be offered specific anti-depressants that help ease the discomfort.  

Ask your doctor or consultant about different options to with regard to getting some relief.  

A heat pack wrapped in a towel may help.
Also think about the type of pillow that you use.  A physiotherapist will be able to give you advise with regard to that and support for your neck.

Best wishes.
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