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Scan showed straightening of cervical sine, osteo discal bulges touching the spinal cord. What treatment should be taken?

MY WIFE HAD A SCAN AND THE REPORTS SAYS STRAIGHTENING OF THE CERVICAL SPINE WITH OSTEO DISCAL BULGES IN C2/3 TO C6/7. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LEVEL IS C5/6 WHERE THERE IS QUITE A LARGE OSTEO DISCAL BULGE TOUCHING THE SPINAL CORG AND CAUSING BILATERAL FORAMINAL STENOSIS . OSTEO DISCAL BULGE AT C4/5 CAUSES RIGHT FORMINAL NARROWING. SLIGHT OSTEO DISCAL AT C2/3, C3/4 AND C6/7 ARE ALSO SEEN BUT WITHOUT FORMINAL STENOSIS.....SHOULD I BE REALLY WORRIED ESPECIALLY ABOUT LARGE BULGE TOUCHING SPINAL CORD AND WHAT TREATMENT CAN SHE EXPECT
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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The points you mentioned abour your wife is more of imaging findings. The imaging findings should always be correlated with her symptoms and the clinical findings on examination. The mri shows compression of nerve roots coming from neck to upperlimbs and also compression of spinal cord in neck. Intial managenent requires rest to the neck usinf collar and limitations of the daily activities. Pain killers may be required depending on severity. Physiotherapy and rest to the neck are key to improvement. Patients who do not respond to these may require surgeey to neck depending on the patient symptoms and clinical findings.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Neurologist Dr. Dasari Sreenivas's  Response
The points you mentioned abour your wife is more of imaging findings. The imaging findings should always be correlated with her symptoms and the clinical findings on examination. The mri shows compression of nerve roots coming from neck to upperlimbs and also compression of spinal cord in neck. Intial managenent requires rest to the neck usinf collar and limitations of the daily activities. Pain killers may be required depending on severity. Physiotherapy and rest to the neck are key to improvement. Patients who do not respond to these may require surgeey to neck depending on the patient symptoms and clinical findings.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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