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Old 10-17-2011, 04:19 AM   #1
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radiology report..please please help me!

hi,i finally recieved my radiology report which says i have flattening of the cervical lordosis,disc bulges at c3/c4 c4/c5 c5/c6,laterising to the right. doesnt say if mild or severe but the doctors letter did say more apparent at c5/c6. neurocentral and facet joint degenerative changes, moderate right c5/c6 foraminal stenosis and right c6 neural compromise. under comments it says mild cervical spondylosis and again says right c6 foraminal neural compromise. ive had no follow up app to discuss the findings just a letter which only metioned the discs and narrowing. ive awful headaches and neck pain which im desparate to get under control, should i go to a chiropracter ??? would these findings cause headaches?? what should i do next..if anything?? thanks

 
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Re: radiology report..please please help me!

Lots of things can cause headaches, and lots more can cause them indirectly by hurting something else, like your neck. The radiologist's findings COULD support neck pain, but it's hard to tell because he hasn't been nearly as descriptive as he should have been. You really need a whole lot more adjectives like minimal/mild/moderate/severe, and even measurements in mm, specifically of the disk bulges.

The straightened lordosis could also cause neck pain if it's bad enough. If your head is falling forward, your neck muscles are working overtime to hold it up.

Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable/experienced than I will comment...

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:30 AM   #3
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Re: radiology report..please please help me!

hi, thank you for reply webdozer x
anyone else here with the same problem???? what can i do to help the pain, does it usually get worse etc etc. any info plz !! ive tried googling but dont really understand it all,especialy the lordosis thing!! x

 
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Re: radiology report..please please help me!

Are you seeing a spine specialist or who ordered the MRI? Personally I wouldn't risk going to a chiropractor until/unless you know the extent of the disc bulges and whether there is nerve involvement. But, I admit I have a bias. When it concerns the cervical spine, and the delicate nature of the spinal cord, I don't trust anyone but a fellowship-trained spine specialist touching my neck!

There just isn't enough information in your MRI report to know the extent of your issues. Headaches can be caused by a million different things.

 
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