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Cervical spine MRI shows dessication of cervical intervertebral discs with disc bulge. Explain

Hi Doctor I have recently done a Cervical Spine MRI and my results are as follows: Mild desiccation of the upper cervical intervertebral discs with tiny disc bulges at C5-6 and C6-7,but no associated nerve root compression or spinal canal stenosis. Doctor is this the cause of my severe pain in both my arms? Can you explain the conclusion of the MRI? Thank you in advance
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Hi this means there are mild degenerative changes in your cervical spine, however this does not explain the cause of your both arm pain as the findings are suggesting to very mild degenerative change and no nerve root compression. A nerve root compression usually causes the pain radiating to both upper arms.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
General & Family Physician Dr. Sunil 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Your MRI dose not show much convincing evidence of nerve compression that may cause pain in your arms.
Take Care!
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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