I have some questions that I dont know the answer to. I have done research but I am not sure. First I will start with MRI report and go from there.
Findings: There is loss of cervical lordosis with the development of mild Kyphosis centered at the C4-5 Level. Mild disc space narrowing at the c5-6.
C4-5 Mild central disc bulging without significant thecal sac deformity.
C5-6 Mild central protrusion with Mild anterior deformity of the thecal sac.
C6-7 Same as C5-6
C7-T1 Mild central protrusion with associated annular tear and minimal thin inferior extending extrusion component. There is anterior deformity of the thecal sac.
Questions as followed:
What is anterior deformity of the thecal sac?
Can this annular tear be causing pain?
I have needle like pokes at the bottom of my neck. occasional pain in the arms. Pain in both shoulders. Pain, pressure, and burning between the shoulder blades. The family doc says no nerves are being touched, but I dont understand the pain. I am not on any medication or in physical therapy. Cant see the nuerosurgeon until March of 2013.