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Bulged disk right c4-c5. Mri says spinal cord not affected, but daily neck pain on right side, right ear fullness and lightheadeness. What to do?

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Dr. James Dillard
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: MRI is not a diagnos

Spinal mris are massively over-ordered and over-read.
Someone with no neck pain is just as likely to have these MRI findings. Good doctors make the diagnosis from your story, and from doing a careful physical exam. You need to see a good doctor who knows when to order an MRI and when not to - one who can actually give you a diagnosis the old-fashioned (correct) way. And treat you correctly!

In brief: MRI is not a diagnos

Spinal mris are massively over-ordered and over-read.
Someone with no neck pain is just as likely to have these MRI findings. Good doctors make the diagnosis from your story, and from doing a careful physical exam. You need to see a good doctor who knows when to order an MRI and when not to - one who can actually give you a diagnosis the old-fashioned (correct) way. And treat you correctly!
Dr. James Dillard
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