Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Experiencing neck, shoulder pain, xrays shown loss of disc height, minimal disc space narrowing. Cure?

Hi, my name is Natasha. I am 25 and have been experiencing neck and shoulder pain since I was 21. I was diagnosed last year with reversal of the normal lordosis in my cervical spine and recent mri and xrays have shown loss of disc height and minimal disc space narrowing at c5-c6 . I have recently completed physical therapy which has relieved me of all pain in my shoulders and some neck pain however I am still experiencing slight stiffness and sharp pains in my lower neck which i m guessing is due to the narrowing of the disc space. Any help or recommendations of getting this back to normal would be appreciated!
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  76
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
'Minimal disc space narrowing' is less likely to account for this...
Continue physiotherapy at home
Avoiding strain, Yoga, postural adjustments and relaxation techniques can help...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Gautam Sipani's  Response
Hello, you guess is absolutely right, all you can do to stay fit is regular cervical strengthening exercises, avoid undue strain, correct posture. Thank you
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor