Hi, I am Shashwat. I have visited atleast 3 to 4 doctors with different specialities but no one has been able to tell me the cause of my neck pain. Finally after getting admitted for 3 to 4 days I got an MRI done which says:
“Patient had giddiness persistently with cervical pain. MRI Cervical spine reveals that cervical curvature is straightened. C5-6: Mild diffuse disc bulge indenting the thecal sac causing bilateral mild neural foraminal narrowing.”
After this the doctor told me to go home with normal pain killers. It has been 3 to 4 weeks and I am still suffering from neck pain. Its getting from bad to worse. I have a busy lifestyle with working 8 to 9 hours easily on the computer. Apart from this I study 3 to 4 hours daily as well.
I really don’t know what is wrong with me but the pain is getting worse. It has been close to an year when I first felt the pain. But as the work pressure is increasing the pain is going from bad to worse. Now my condition is that on looking at the laptop as well there is acute pain. I have visited many doctors but don’t know if they were able to diagnose the problem or not. Dr,Please help. Your advice could mean a lot.
You have degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, the most common cause of neck pain. See the website for a discussion of this disorder.
Family physicians or general practitioners have so much information they have to juggle that they cannot easily know how to design a rehab program for spine patients. This is where the physical therapist or chiropractor comes in. I would ask if you could be referred to either one who would be experienced in spine rehab.
You might ask your doctor for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) if you can tolerate these meds.