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I have all symtoms of a herniated disc for the C8 nerve root, but MRI shows normal, I've had no trauma. Pain lasting for 11 yrs, im 28. Any diag ideas?
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: MRI not perfect
Mri is the more clear image we have.
It doesn't pick up everything. After 11 years you can know you don't have anything dangerous. If you have all the symptoms at c8 (as diagnosed by a neurologist), it is likely c8 causing the problem. After autopsy they have found problems with people at a microscopic level that couldn't be seen on mri. Unfortunately, that doesn't help your pain.

In brief: MRI not perfect
Mri is the more clear image we have.
It doesn't pick up everything. After 11 years you can know you don't have anything dangerous. If you have all the symptoms at c8 (as diagnosed by a neurologist), it is likely c8 causing the problem. After autopsy they have found problems with people at a microscopic level that couldn't be seen on mri. Unfortunately, that doesn't help your pain.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: C8 Pain
I agree with previous doctor -- additional studies that may be helpful are an emg/ncs (electromyelogram/nerve conduction study) which can be done by a neurologist, or a discogram which can be performed by a radiologist/pain management physician.

In brief: C8 Pain
I agree with previous doctor -- additional studies that may be helpful are an emg/ncs (electromyelogram/nerve conduction study) which can be done by a neurologist, or a discogram which can be performed by a radiologist/pain management physician.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management
In brief: Insificient data
What are your symptoms?

In brief: Insificient data
What are your symptoms?
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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