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Pain in hands, burning sensation, numbness, cannot grip things. MRI scan for neck shows mild diffuse posterior disc bulges, disc spaces indenting anterior thecal sac. Treatment?

Mother, Age 50, Female. Have pain in hands, occasional burning senseation, numbness and can not grip things with hand. Pain and burning sensation goes worse during the night. MRI scan report for the neck region says mild diffuse prosterior disc bulges also noted involving c4 c5, c5 c6, c6 c7 disc spaces mildly intending anterior thecal sac & rest is normal.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Spine Surgeon 's  Response
i read your mother cervical MRI report which looks not bad for female with 50 yrs old.
this are mild degenerative change of disc and joint of her spine which is age related changes and this are irreversible.
but your mother symptoms are moderate to there is mismatch inMRI finding and her symptoms so her main problems are not due to spine so other probable causes are-
Diabetic neuropathy
sensory/motor neuron disorder
you required a neuro physician for further treatment.
All the best.
Answered: Thu, 10 Apr 2014
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