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MRI shows reduction in c5-c6 disc space, touching root nerve. Stiffness in neck, arm. Remedy?

hi i am 35 years old male, i have done my mri and it shows reduction in c5-c6 disc space and touching of a root nerve , i have enclosed report of mri(scan002.pjg).I do not experience any pain if i look straight but if i have to look left or right i start to experience pain and stiffness in my neck (right) and right arm
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. Your description suggests that you have cervical radiculopathy because of the protruded disc causing pressure over the nerve root resulting in pain. This condition can be managed conservatively by following means -
* avoid using bulky pillow beneath neck
* avoid keeping neck in a particular position for prolonged time
* intermittant cervical traction
* physiotherapy for neck muscles
* analgesics/ muscle relaxants as and when needed
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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