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Greetings to all at Spine-Health
Im 49yr old male living in UK
In September 2015 I was attempting major DIY on my Kitchen..Knocking walls down & lifting heavy stuff in to skip etc...I woke up the next day with severve neck pain.
Prior to this for a few years I would get a stiff neck occasionaly working as a graphic artist for the last 25years sitting in front of a computer,& not really taking long breaks due to work pressure
I do realise that many of you fellow members are from the USA...So here in UK we have option of the NHS or to pay for private treatment..So yes after months of getting nowhere with my GP [Doctor] & A&E I paid for a MRI scan & a hour consultation with Orphopedic Consultant..MRI report as follows.
'There is loss of cervical lordosis with disc dehydration between C2 & C7.
At C4/5 there is minimal left foraminal narrowing,no nerve root impingement of nerve root.
At C5/6 there is small osteophytic bar [bone spur] & mild narrowing of C6 neural foramen but not impingement of nerve root.
No canal stenosis'
The orphopedic consultant looked at scans & report & said it was basically not that bad..
Well as I paid for MRI I had the pleasure of viewing MRI scans at home..In my uneducated opinion they do look pretty bad as im in constant pain 7 months later..
The discs from c2-c7 are 'black' dried out & bulging with the 2 areas mentioned herniated by less than a millimetre from my spinal cord..
It do's show that some people aparrently have far worse looking MRI scans with little symptoms or pain..
I have usual Radicular symptoms down arms etc...Currently having Physio & painkillers..
OK I wont bore you any more,just wanted