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A 33-year-old female asked:

whould a cervical spine mri show the cause of pressure, numbness, tenderness of the area at the base of the skull to the middle of the top of neck?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
It may or may not as: There are several different possibilities for your symptoms including none cervical spine ones-some may arise from the cervical spine but may also not be diagnosed by the MRI as well-tests are usually done to confirm or help to narrow done the possible causes after a careful history and exam is done by a physician who will then order the appropriate tests or referrals

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Last updated Mar 1, 2020

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