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A 37-year-old female asked:

Constant r arm/shoulder pain, tingliing, hand swells & turns cold 5yrs. mri: c5-c6 & c6-c7 disk ostephyte complex, disk protrusion with annular tear, central canal stenosis. could this be the cause?

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Dr. Enrique Wulff
46 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Most likely symptoms are coming from cervical radiculopathies... Swelling and cold sensation are more autonomic but may be part of it.
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Sports Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Your symptoms may represent what we call radiculopathy. This occurs as a result of your nerves being pinched as they exit the spine by your protruding disc and osteophytes. You may benefit from an injection of steroid into the area of pressure of the nerve which may help your symptoms. Consult a physiatrist or spine specialist.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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