Thank you for posting your query.
I have noted the symptoms and MRI
report findings of your friend.
Most likely, surgery is not required for her, however, the final decision can be made after detailed clinical evaluation.
In her case, the initial treatment would consist of medications such as pregabalin
capsules, along with physiotherapy
such as IFT/ultrasound
, neck extension exercises, etc.
In some cases, epidural injections may also be needed.
I hope my reply has helped you.
I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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