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MRI showing multilevel degenerative changes, disc bulge and moderate stenosis. Khyphosis diagnosed. What is it?

Just had an MRI and was diagnosed w/ multilevel degenerative changes w/ C5 -C7. Broad based disc bulging w/ mild to moderate disc bulging. Moderate to severe disc space loss...mild to moderate stenosis . Also found Reversal of the normal cervical lordotic curvature w/ approx 14 Degrees of kyphosis (what the heck is that???) Also 2mm degenerative anterolistesis of C4 AND I made Team USA Triathlon World Championships and am going to London in Sept to compete.... this is REALLY cramping my training!!! HELP!!!
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello Linda,
Welcome at healthcare magic.
I have read your question.It looks from your details that you are having multilevel disc degeneration at cervical spine level.The multi level disc degeneration can be a part of age related changes.
If stenosis is there & this is causing symptoms to you like radiation of pain or other symptoms then this can be best tackled with conservative measures.You should consult to a physiotherapist for relief.You may learn some exeerises for strengthening of neck muscles.He may give you relief by traction therapy,infra red therapy,etc.Your doctor may also help you by some analgesic medicines or by epidural steroid injection.

Hope this all will help you.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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