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  • Ladylove23
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    MRI recently done with the results below.
    FINDINGS: The visualized brainstem and posterior fossa are unremarkable. The cervical cord is normal in signal and morphology. There is no fracture or subluxation.
    C2-C3: There is no disc bulge or protrusion. No spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing.
    C3-C4: No disc bulge or protrusion. No spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing.
    C4-C5: Minimal disc osteophyte just abutting the thecal sac. No disc protrusion or spinal stenosis. Mild mild foraminal narrowing C4-C5 from uncinate spurring.
    C5-C6: No disc bulge protrusion. No spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing
    C6-C7: No disc bulge or protrusion. No spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing. C7-T1: No disc bulge or protrusion. No spinal stenosis or foraminal narrowing.
    IMPRESSION:
    1. Minimal disc osteophyte at C4-C5 just abutting the thecal sac. 2.Mild foraminal narrowing from uncinate spurring C4-C5.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Just the MRI reading will not lead to a diagnosis. Please record your symptoms. See this:
    https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-neck-shoulder-and-arm-pain/

    Dr. Corenman

    Ladylove23
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    Car accident back in December of 2021.

    Pain in my neck and shoulders is about a 30% that’s consists of a lot of stiffness of moving my head up and down and left to right. The pain in my lower arms, hands and mostly thumbs is 70%. This consists of numbness and tingling. I can’t write or use my hands for more than 5 minutes without having to stop because they hurt or really don’t want to function as they normally should. They are just weak.

    Constant severe headaches since February the pain is about a 7-8 everyday, it can knock me off my feet for days at a time where I can’t leave my bed. It always starts at the back of my head on the right side (eventually where the lump is now) works it’s way up the right side, to the front of my head and eventually to the back of my right eye. The lump I noticed a couple months ago and that’s when I decided to go in to see my doctor.

    Hand pain is about 8-9

    Shoulders 2-4

    Neck 4-6

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Hard to know what is causing your hand pain as it is most likely not from your neck. You could have a compressive neuropathy (See: https://neckandback.com/conditions/nerve-entrapment-compression/)

    Your headaches could originate from C4-5 (“.C4-C5: Minimal disc osteophyte just abutting the thecal sac. No disc protrusion or spinal stenosis. Mild mild foraminal narrowing C4-C5 from uncinate spurring”) but much less likely.

    You could have facet arthrosis from C2-3 or C3-4 which can cause base of the neck headaches although the radiologist did not comment on degeneration of the facets there. It is not uncommon to overlook that finding. A visit to a well qualified pain doctor could be helpful.

    Dr. Corenman

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