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A 53-year-old male asked:

Pcp referred to ortho spine specialist for cervical nerve root disorder.sore neck,jaw, ha.this was after insurance refused mri to diagnose.what will spine specialist offer for treatment? i have already been diagnosed with advanced thoracic ddd,djd.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Proper diagnosis: Ddd,djd of thoracic spine shouldn't cause headache or jaw pain. I recommend consulting a neurologist to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and the insurance company is more apt to grant permission for an MRI of the cervical spine if the neurologist advises one. Treatment options may include physical therapy with traction and/or pain management referral.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2019

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