I'm really confused with my MRI result and the symptoms that I have.
My MRI reports shows that I have 3 disc bulges. One is central and right paracentral bulge at c5-6 level and 2 central bulges at c4-5 and c6-7. Although all three disc bulge are WITHOUT compression of nerve roots.
My symptoms on the other hand include sharps radiating pain that begins from my shoulder blades and runs along the entire right arm. I do not have any prominent tingling sensations but sometimes i do suffer from numbing in my fingers.From what i have researched, most of my symptoms are aligned towards Cervical radiculopathy. However since my MRI shows no nerve compression, I;m really confused as to what is causing this radiating pain in my neck and arm. Is it possible to have this pain without nerve compression/damage?
I have visited neurologist, neuro-surgeon and a spine surgeon. Most of them seemed less worried and I was advised to take some physiotherapy. One of the doctors suggested surgery. Now Im really worried because of the fact that I do not precisely know what is the severity of my condition. I'm not particularly scared of having the surgery but of the fact that Im unable to decide decide whether a surgery is needed.
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