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Old 02-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6

what does it mean to have chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6 and c6-7 in your neck

 
Old 02-25-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6

What did your doctor say about it???
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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Re: chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6

Chronic degenerative changes usually means desication of the discs - meaning that the discs are losing height from lack of hydration. This occurs with everyone to some degree and unless it's accompanied by pain and or weakness, doesn't warrant treatment. Do you have any other symptoms? For your own interest, if you look at your scans and compare the discs, you may be able to see that the ones mentioned are smaller than the others. Good luck.

 
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Re: chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6

My MRI report said the same and it's narrowing and pitching the nerve.After 2 years of putting up with the pain they now tell me I did an operation.I hope this isn't the same for you.I wish you all the best.

 
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Re: chronic degenerative changes most prominent at the c5-6

In defense of the wait prior to surgery, MOST cases of neck problems do resolve with PT. It is advisable to put off surgery as long as poss as most cases of fusion end up with further problems as the levels above and below the fusion take on the brunt of motion/trauma and degenerate... Each time surgery is done, more and more scar tissue forms and once you are cut open, you are never the same...
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