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C2-3 herniation

Part of my MRI of my neck had this...
At C2-3 level there is a tiny central herniation of the disc abutting the spinal cord. There is no nerve root compression.

Is this something I should be concerned about? I have been having debilitating pain from the lower part of my neck, down my left shoulder blade, down to my fingers. I also have arm weakness and numbing, with pins and needles tingling down the outside of my left arm to entire hand. The pain is much worse when I try to sit in a normal chair, as if it is squishing a nerve or something to cause more pain.

There were other issues on the MRI, but I was most concerned with the C2-3 issue, as I have heard it is not common for that area to have issues. Does anyone know about that, or can advise?


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,806
    If a primary doctor ordered the testing I would take results and see a spine doctor and rule out any issues. Persistant Numbness/Pins/Needles always should be ruled out by proper medical doctor.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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