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MRI results, would you see a spine specialist

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
cervical spondylosis involving multiple levels, particularly C5 and C6. All cervical discs are dessicated and there are spur/disc complexes from C3 thru C7 ENCROACHING upon the spinal cord. Slight neural foraminal encroachment is seen due to uncovertbral spurring at multiple levels bilaterally.

dessication, , comments about encroachinng make me nervous. My pcp or my pain dr's are not really neurologist's or neurosurgeons. I've had a cortisone shot and it helped a little. Do I wait for it to encroach on my spine. The only word I'm unfamiliar with is uncovertebral. Any personal opinions? :??
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  • Yes you need do see a specialist.
  • Yes you need do see a specialist.
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  • All this neck stuff is enough to make anyone nervous! I would get a neurosurgeon's opinion, and then I would get another one! Always get more than one opinion! Good luck--Mazy
  • Thanks, that was what I was thinking but no doctors were saying it.
  • :) see as many doctors as it takes to confirm your diagnosis and offer you a treatment plan. many doctor can do this including neurosurgeons, orthopedic doctors, and spine surgeons. make sure you are comfortable with their decisions about you. you cannot get enough information. good luck and keep us posted as you move forward! Jenny :)
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