I have been suffering from Neck Back and lower back pain for a few years now. I have numbness in my arms fingers and legs. I also effects my bowels. Have bad headaches starting from the neck. I cant walk very far and week all the time. Climbing stairs is very hard. I have to eather sit down or lay down most of the time to get relief. I am on muscle relaxes and Ibuprofen.
the results of my MRI are as follows. Any help would be appreciated.
Bone marrow signal, vertebral body heights, and cervical cord signal are within
C2-3, no abnormality.
C3-4, small diffuse bulge, mild narrowing right neural foramen due to
C4-5, small to moderate sized bulge
C5-6, moderate degenerative disc disease in the space narrowing, severe stenosis
both neural foramina due to uncovertebral osteophyte, mild central spinal
C6/7, moderate degenerative disc disease, diffuse bulge with small central disc
protrusion. Mild central spinal stenosis. Severe stenosis both neural foramina
due to uncovertebral osteophyte, left side worse than right.
C7-T1, no abnormality.
1. Degenerative disc disease and bulges.
2. Small central disc protrusion at C6-7
3. Neural foraminal stenosis ____________________________________________________________________
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or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can apply
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.
MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't help
SEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessary
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