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Ubiquitous: Degenerative neck and back pain is akin to wrinkles in the skin. Age happens, and the alternative (bring aging to a grinding halt with death) is not appealing. Accept some aches and pain, use nsaid's/tylenol to control, salonpas hot patches, strengthen the core, consider mckenzie pt (doc's rx needed). If persistent, further evaluation. Should not be life altering under most circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious neck pain. No trauma no op hx. Mri showed degen. C-spine with multiple protrusions of discs.Does it help to wear cervical collar all day long?
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck.
Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Pain Cervical Disc: Short answer is yes. Pain to all three regions can occur with a cervical disc herniation. Fortunately many people will see improvement of discomfort in 6-8 weeks. Otherwise therapy, steroid injections, or surgery may be required for continued pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spondylosis: Yes it can; neck pain and radiating symptoms to the chest or clavicle (collar)bone can happen, depending on the level in the neck that has degeneration.... Go see a doctor if you are worried about pain at night/sweats, or other general symptoms, and imaging studies, perhaps including an MRI can be helpful to find the cause. Good luck! ...Read more
Many type of spondyl: There r many types of spondylosis, or misalignment of the vertebra, & many causes so it is hard to say w/o a full eval. Lordosis (backwards), kyphosis (forwards), & scoliosis (sidewards) often cause pain related to muscle spasms (not nerve damage). See your doctor for referral to a local spine specialist and physiatrist (rehab doc) for muscle strengthening. Consider HealthTap Prime 4 evaluation.TY ...Read more
Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?
Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more
Pain in Lt shoulder blade/neck,pins& needles, clumsiness & arm weakness. Mri showed cervical Osteophyte. Does this mean I have cervical spondylosis?
Osteophytes: The vertebrae of the the spinal column become irregularly thickened and may have irregular projections. These irregularities cause narrowing of the spinal canal and impinge on the spinal cord leading to neurological deficits. ...Read more