Tagged: cervical spine
tanvi@18ParticipantJuly 31, 2018 at 5:24 amPost count: 2
Hi Dr. Corenman,
I have discomfort in my right shoulder and arm from the past 1year now. I got an mri done with the following finding
* degenerative changes in the cervical spine
* posterior bulging of c3-c4 I/v disc causing compression of the corresponding neural foraminae
* left paracentral protrusion of the c4-c5 I/v disc causing compression of the left neural foramina
* asymmetric posterior protrusion of the c5-c6 I/v disc causing compression of the corresponding neural foraminae and the exiting nerve roots more so on the left side
* posterior bulging of the c6-c7 I/v disc causing compression of the corresponding neural foraminae.
I do not have any discomfort on the left side. A little numbness and periodic pain in the right arm occurs which I earlier felt is because of some injury in my shoulder. Neck also remains a stiff now. I consulted a physician here, he has advised me excercises and has told to keep my posture straight.
I’m very tensed about this problem. I could not attach pictures of mri here as there is no option. I would be highly grateful to you if you could please look into my problem.
BDSDonald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorAugust 4, 2018 at 5:23 pmPost count: 8611
Does the discomfort in the right shoulder correspond to neck position, especially extension and lateral bending to the right? Foraminal stenosis should cause pain with those neck positions but occasionally, this referral radicular pain might not be associated with neck position. A careful examination with deep tendon reflexes, sensation through pinwheel and Spurling’s compression test can confirm the suspicion.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.tanvi@18ParticipantAugust 8, 2018 at 10:37 amPost count: 2
Hi Dr. Corenman
Thanks for you consideration.
No, the discomfort does not correspond to neck position. Whenever I do some work, after a while my right arm start hurting right from shoulder to the tips of my fingers. I also feel my hand to be swelled as compared to my left hand. My arm gets easily tired
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