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MRI showing cervical and dorsal spondylosis and disc herniation. Pain and swelling in the wrists and ankles, difficulty in standing. Suggestions?

cervical&dorsal spondilisis cervical disc degegenerative changes and poterior disc herniation from C3-C4 to C6-C7 level with anteriror subarachniod CSF space impingement,e/o ligamentum flavum thickening at D10-D11 level ....mri findings--my complaints r pain in west both knees ,ankles , shoulder wrist with swellings near muscles craps in calf muscles(severe) weak balance cannot stand properly for more than 15 mints.
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

I have gone through your MRI reports and your complaints.

The MRI findings are not severe, and may cause neck pain and pain in the arms.

You need to get examined by a neurologist, as well as a rheumatologist. A few blood tests such as rheumatoid factor, ESR, C reactive protein, etc would be required to find out the cause of joint pains and swellings.

As of now, you can take naproxen or ibuprofen tablets for pain relief.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Wed, 4 Dec 2013
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