I've been having a severe pain at the back of the right shoulder blade.
the pain is particularly at a single point in the top of the blade.
the pain is especially severe when i try to get up from the bed.
Initially i thought, i've hurt my shoulder while lifting the weights.
As per doctor suggestion i took MRI for cervical spine and here is
the report. MRI REPORT:
T1 weighted and T2 weighted axials / sagittals
Straightening of the cervical spine with loss of normal lordosis -- due to spasm.
small sized posterocentral and right paracentral disc extrusion ( slight inferior extension ) is seen at c5-6 level. minimally indenting the exiting right C6 nerve root.
The remaining intervertebral discs appear normal. They do not show any significant bulge / protrusion.
The Vertebral bodies and their posteriro neural arches are normal in configurations and marrow signal intensities. The CV junction and Atlanto-axial joints appears normal.
AP diameters of the central spine canal in cms are as follows:
Vertebral levels / AP diameters
C2 / 1.74
C3 / 1.62
C4 / 1.62
C5 / 1.62
C6 / 1.70
C7 / 1.71
The cervical spinal cord appears normal in size and signal intensities.
No evidence of intramedullary/ extradural / intradural space occupying lesion seen.
The paraspinal soft tissues are normal.
Small sized posterocentral and right paracentral disc extrusion at
c5-6 level, Minimally indenting the exiting right c6 nerve root.
I did not do anything for the disc to extrude, i did not meet with
any accident, or anything significant that might result into this.
Initially i had stiff neck, then little pain in the neck, then the pain
became severe in the shoulder blade, initially i did not have pain
in the shoulder blade, recently i'm feeling pain and numbness in my
Ok now, here is my question, should i be worried, is this normal since
i am only 29 years old, particularly when there is no external cause like accident etc.
what is the treatment for this, what precautions should i take. please
help and guide me on this. I'm totally scared by reading cervical nerve
pinching problems in the board, some mentioned that it can lead to