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Degenerative discs in MRI, what should be the question?

I had an MRI done on my neck and just got my results back. The Dr. said I have degenerative discs and has referred me to a neck and spine specialist. My question to you is: What kinds of questions should I ask the specialist so that I can be better prepared for our meeting.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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It would be useful for you to ask the specialist to explain the findings of the MRI and how they can account for your symptoms. I assume your symptoms must be affecting your quality of life for you to seek advice. Surgery would be a last resort in most cases so your questions could focus on conservative treatment. This may involve pain-killers, physiotherapy and possibly injections. You need to know the risks involved with each form of treatment and the likelihood of success. It is always important that the benefits of any treatment outweigh the risks.
I hope this helps you.
Dr K A Pottinger,
Answered: Sat, 9 Nov 2013
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