Dizziness, Headaches, Neck, Shoulder Pain-does MRI explain it?

///Dizziness, Headaches, Neck, Shoulder Pain-does MRI explain it?
Dizziness, Headaches, Neck, Shoulder Pain-does MRI explain it?
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  • AvatarCelticgyrl
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    Hi there,

    Since April I have been having neck pain, headaches, crazy bouts of dizziness with right sided shoulder pain. It seems that the dizziness gets worse (or happens) when the neck pain increases in intensity. I had an MRI of my brain and Cspine. I am wondering if someone could tell me if it explains anything.
    BRAIN: NORMAL
    CSPINE: The alignment of the cervical spine is preserved. The vertebral body heights are maintained. There is moderate disc height loss at C4-5 & C5-6. The coed is normal in signal.
    C2-3: There is a left paracentral disc herniation causing mild impression on the thecal sac. There is no spinal canal stenosis or neural foremen narrowing.
    C3-4: No spinal canal stenosis or neural foremen narrowing.
    C4-5: There is an annular year at the posterior disc centrally. There is an annular disc herniation causing mild impression of the thexal sac. There is borderline mild spinal canal stenosis. There is uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate right neural foremen narrowing. The left neural foramen is patent.
    C5-6: There is no spinal canal stenosis or neural foremen narrowing.
    C6-7: There is no spinal canal stenosis or neural foremen narrowing.
    C7-T1: Unremarkable
    Any advice would be helpful!! THANKS!!

    AvatarDonald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Neck pain with headaches and right sided shoulder pain commonly originates from C4-5 uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate right neural foremen narrowing. Dizziness is generally not a result of this disorder. “C2-3: There is a left paracentral disc herniation causing mild impression on the thecal sac” can cause headaches but not shoulder pain.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE 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.
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