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Neck/Back Pain

I suffered an injury in 2011. I have constant pain that goes to my shoulders, sometimes my thighs and I am wondering if anyone else have had the similar MRI findings and/or problems.

1) chronic pain syndrome
2) Cervicalgia
3) Lumbar radiculopathy
4) migraine headaches
Findings from MRI Reports
1) Straightening of the cervical lordosis
2) straightening of the cervical spine
4) Disc desiccation
5) small broad-based poster disc protrusion
6) small uncovertebral osteophytes
7) reverse of the normal lordosis


  • Im not all good with all of the technical names but some of it I understand. My Chiropractor had diagnosed me with loss of curvature in my neck although my neuro surgeon didn't comment on this issue with my other issues. I did not have an injury that I know of but I suffered with 2.5 yrs of spasms in my neck and shoulder area that is believed to have caused the loss. I was told that this was causing most of my daily headaches I also had a herniated disc that had pieces of the disc material in the nerve roots and pushing against my spinal cord. Took several doctors to get someone to do something about it. I had pain down my arms, collar bone area all the way down to my shoulder blades. Some of the issues were migrating down to my legs. By the time I got to see a neuro surgeon, I was told it was a ticking bomb pretty much. The longer I waited, the more function I was going to lose. And it was going fast. I am now 2 weeks post op. Most of the pain is barely there as long as the collar is on but when its off, its strong.
    There seems to be a lot of medical jargon on those MRI reports. The radiologist pretty much seems to report everything they see no matter how small. The neuro surgeons seem to interpret them as to what is most severe and don't really comment on the rest. From all of the reading I have done on this site,
    I'm sure this is all more than you wanted to know. Are you being referred to a specialist? Is there a plan to help you? I know these days you have to really push doctors to help with issues. They want to take our money but they sure don't want to earn it. I hope you get the help you need
    Tracie C
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    You will have to go over your MRI findings with your doctor. No one is qualified nor permitted to provide you with information regarding any test results.
  • rtconant1,

    thanks for the reply. I am AD Military and I do see a specialist and i have been against any serious procedure. I have done multiple POST RF on the nerves, cervicool, and multiple procedures to the greater occipital nerves. What procedure did you have done.


    Thanks, and i know that, i just wanted to see if anyone else have had similiar problems and good results with minor procedures. Thanks for the link.
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