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A 57-year-old male asked:

Cwk ct, mri: calcification and facet arthropathy of c3-c7. does this explain pain, spasm in neck, shoulder/shoulder blades, headache, arms, back stifness, difficult/blockade when walking, turn/hold neck?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
May Relate, But...: Ct&mri typically done in static position, does not show what happens in motion or other positions & most importantly does not show pain or function, these are clinical/judgement issues. Pain meds listed usually a trap & muddy thinking. Docs paid for ds+dxtx work-effort, not your success. Usually much better help available but have to search, insurance ↑es costs & ↓es quality vs. Self-pay. Sad !
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It can: The imaging quoted indicates presence of degenerative disc disease which may explain the symptoms related.

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