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A 36-year-old female asked:

Pain in lt shoulder blade/neck,pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. mri showed cervical osteophyte. does this mean i have cervical spondylosis?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Spondylitis: is another term for degenerative arthritis of the spine, and osteophytes are a manifestation of degenerative change, so the answer is yes.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes!: I am surprised that the MRI didn't show anything else, or Did it? You need to be seen and examined by an Orthopod to determine the cause of the tingling (pins/needles) that you are experiencing, as these couls very well be from the spondylosis But the MRI should have reported stenosis. Have you provided a complete MRI report?

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