A 59-year-old female asked:
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spinal pain/radiculopathy several years mri dx spondylosis & stenosis c5/6, t4/5 & oa all lumbar joints. gp says only option pain mgmt - is this true? am 55 & pain/cramping in r arm leg getting worse. no mri upper back but bad stinging pain. help pls

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Pain in neck & back: The dilemma faced by the neurosurgeon is that when he is operating so close to the spinal cord he might accidentally cut some nerves and paralyze you. One of the oldest medical maxims is: Primum non nocere. First Do no harm.
Answered on Oct 12, 2017
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