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What does crumbling spine mean and what are its long term prognosis ?

I am a 66yr old Female and for the last 4 - 5 months have been suffering from neck pain in the right side of my neck which sometimes goes down into my right arm . The pain is always there but is noticably worse when I turn my head either left or right or look up and down. I recently visit my GP who examined me and said that I had a crumbling spine, I have no back pain , and advised me to take paracetamol . What is a cumbling spine and what is the long term prognosis . Can anything be done to help. I was a bit shocked at the time so I didn t ask him those questions. Many Thanks Maggie
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear margaret.quant, welcome to hcm.
I kindly request you to consult the same doctor and get a complete detail with respect to ur clinical picture and the stage which he wants to describe u by saying so. please do not hesitate you ask your GP for doubts related to ur problems, whatsoever anywhere, anytime provided ur GP is not attending any emergency or in his way to.
thank you. happy time:-)
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Rudramani Swami's  Response
HELLO
THANKS FOR POSTING YOUR QUERY AND FOR YOUR CONCERN
I THINK YOU MUST HAVE GOT CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS.YOU HAVE ALSO GETTING PAIN IN THE RIGHT HAND,WHICH INDICATES COMPRESSION OF NERVE ROOTS COMING OUT OF SPINAL CANAL.SO GET X RAY OF YOUR NECK IF REQUIRED MRI OF NECK REGION.CONSULT ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON OR SPINE SURGEON.THIS MAY BE EARLY STAGE SINCE YOU HAVE ONLY PAIN AND NO WEAKNESS.NECK EXERCISES MAY HELP YOU.
I HOPE I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUERY.I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER QUERIES IF ANY.
REGARDS.
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kamal Kishore Bandil's  Response
Sprain and strain treatment needed only
Answered: Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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