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58 yr old, male. symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you.
Dr. Sorin Herscovici
Endocrinology 34 years experience
It could: Disk herniation also possible; get an MRI c- spine.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run down the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck from a spur or a disc herniation. Usually a physical exam and appropriate imaging studies such as an MRI can diagnose the problem.

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