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    Old 04-21-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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    Question Front cervical bone spurs

    For over a year now I've been experiencing front neck pain. It's a crushing, small bones piercing like pain into esophagus. I've been in ER several times in excruciating pain. Blown off first visit. Second and third time, do neck infection. Given anti-inflammatory and antibiotics, neither with any relief. Seen in a pain clinic. Had injections with short term relief. Then told it's my fibromyalgia. Over last several months seen by chiropractor who told me not fibro but have much misalignment. Again get only temp relief. I'm hurting bad. Researched bone spurs and my symptoms follow cervical spurs. Have had posterior cervical MRIS, no signs of spurs. Would a front MRI possibly show more in regards to location of my pain? Any other suggestions? I'm at my wits end with this.

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    Old 04-21-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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    Re: Front cervical bone spurs

    Welcome to the board. A MRI of the cervical spine will show both the front and back I am not sure what you mean by a "posterior cervical MRI."

    Have you seen a spine specialist? This could be either a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine or neuro surgeon who limits their practice to issues of the neck and back. If not, that would be my recommendation.

    Old 04-22-2016, 05:48 PM   #3
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    Re: Front cervical bone spurs

    An MRI shows all "sides", so, not quite understanding what you mean. Before allowing any more "injections" you need to know the reason why you are having pain. You need a neurosurgeon or other neck specialist to order a CT, which is usually what happens first before an MRI as it is less expensive and standard in these circumstances. It seems unusual for an MRI to have been ordered before plain films or a CT. Do not allow a chiropractor to do any manipulations if you are having serious pain, a high velocity adjustment could cause you major problems depending on the origin of your pain.

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