Hi everyone. I had an MRI of my cervical spine and the impression is: 1) mild degenerative disk disease at c5-6 and c6-7. 2) a small right foraminal disk protrusion at c5-6 may compress the exiting right c6 nerve root. No evidence of canal stenosis or cord compression.
I have problems with neck pain, swelling, numbness and pain in my right arm. My question is, has anyone ever been diagnosed and treated for this that can tell me more about it? I am starting physical therapy next week, and my doctor told me to stop chiropractic care. She explained that usually patients are given pt, then cortizone shots and maybe surgery to remove the protrusion. How do they do that? How does a disk protrude and why? Is this most likely caused by a neck strain or injury? Any input will be helpful, I don't have any idea how serious this is, or if this pain will ever stop. Thank you in advance.