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A 49-year-old female asked:

does broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral csf cause severe pain?

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Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Everyone is different. Many people have radiologic findings of severe spinal stenosis without symptoms and vice versa-so there's not so much of a correlation between back pain and radiologic findings.

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Last updated Oct 11, 2014

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