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Started getting neck pain. CT scan showed minimal marginal oestophytes at c5 and c6. What care should be taken?

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I am 30 year old. I used to swim a lot and had few neck injuries at that time. I started getting neck pain. I have undergone a CT scan . The report says minimal marginal oestophytes noted at c5 and c6 and remain everything is normal. What care should i take.
Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
osteophytes are abnormal bony growth at the bony margins and also can result from abnormal calcification of attaching ligament called enthesopathy.
You should learn neck exercises from a neurophysiotherapist and practise them regularly, you should do warm water bottle fomentation locally twice a day.
In times of static posturing of neck like reading/ computer work you should use/wearing soft neck collar.
You can use topical pain killers to relieve discomfort initially.
Hope I have answered your query.
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