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  • cecille
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    My MRI showed C5/6 disc posterior annular relaxation,with no neural compromise,otherwise everything’s normal,also i’ve some spasm in my neeck ms and was showed in mri as spastic straightening of cervical spines…i’ve a neck ,rt. shoulder and arm pain ..i take medications for that spasm but my dr. told me there’s no clinical signific. for that annular relaxation,what ‘s your opinion please?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    I am unclear as to what annular “relaxation” is. It sounds like a spa term (you are going to get the relaxation treatment now).

    This could be an annular tear, bulge or even simple signal change on MRI.

    Neck, right shoulder and arm pain could originate from the neck even without a disc herniation (radiculopathy). Rare but facet syndromes can also cause these symptoms and the MRI will appear normal.

    These symptoms could also originate from the shoulder (thoracic outlet syndrome or rotator cuff syndrome-see website).

    Dr. Corenman

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