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A 54-year-old female asked:

6 months ago, mri shows herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. now, no tingling down r arm but still neck, shoulder n upper back pain almost daily. what to do?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Sounds like muscle spasm to some degree. I would also question if MRI showed disc degeneration and/or facet joint inflammation in which case you might benefit from facet joint injections.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The pain in the shoulder and upper back might be a refer pain. I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine surgeon...) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation.

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