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I have neck pain that occasionally goes into the right shoulder. It is very severe when it goes to the right shoulder...No tingling or numbness. I had an MRI recently (1 week ago) that said:
There is severe disc space narrowing C5-6 C6-7 C7-T1....
C 4-5 A broadbased disc osteophyte indents the ventral thecal sac at this level.The ventral cord is contacted. There is mild canal narrowing. Moderate right and moderate to severe left foraminal narrowing are present secondary to facet and uncovertebral joint hypertrophy.
C5-6--A broad based disc calcified indents the ventral thecal sac at this level. The ventral cord is contacted. There is mild canal narrowing. The ventral thecal sac is flattened. Uncovertable joint hypertrophy and facet hypertrophy contribute to severe right and moderate to severe left sided foraminal narrowing. "
Id like to know what I could do to keep it from getting worse and to avoid surgery if possible. I take care of my mom who is 92 and I have to stay healthy. What is the best pain med to take? I take Advil now
Are there good exercises for this?