A 47-year-old male asked:
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neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at c5-c6 and c6-c7 via neck mri? mri's and ct's of brain were normal. thanks.

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Does not correlate.: The disk bulges at C5-C7 should affect your arm & neck, not the forehead & scalp. Many people live their ENTIRE LIVES with bulging disks & don't complain of any pain, so MRI or CT scan to "diagnose" bulging disks is actually a gross misuse of imaging. Talk to your doctor or a neurologist about your symptoms to undergo accurate testing. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck to you; hope you find cause.
Answered on Aug 25, 2017

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