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Pain in left arm and back neck. MRI said disc protrusion. Of what kind?

Hi!! For the past one month I have been suffering acute pain in my left arm and back-neck (left side). Numbness is there in my left arm thumb and I feel very fatigue and tired when I lift anything with my left hand and can t hold heavier things for a long time as I can do with my right arm. The pain increases tremendously while sleeping. My MRI suggests : 1. LEFT LATERAL DISC PROTRUSION AT C6-7 CAUSING LEFT NEURAL FORAMINA NARROWING AND COMPRESSION OF LEFT EXITING NERVE ROODS 2. DIFFUSE DISC BULGE AT C5-6 3. MARGINAL OSTEOPHYTES AT MULTIPLE LEVELS 4. NO ABNORMAL SIGNAL IN VISUALIZED CORD
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Your MRI findings are suggestive of cervical spondylosis with disc protrusion causing a nerve root compression which is causing the nerve related symptoms. You may need cervical traction and neck strengthening exercises to reduce the nerve compression.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
you r advice to take acupressure and magnetotherapy treatment from a specialist in your area to get ride on this Cervical sponylosis prob.. however u can place south pole of med. power magnet to paining nack & shulder for half an hour twice a day for 10 days and report. feel free to conact.
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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