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Does inflammation around c4-c5 disc lead to neck swelling?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: I have osteoaurthitious & scoliosis with spinal spurring ,if there's inflammation around the c4-5 disc can it cause swelling in my neck?
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Inflammation around c4-c5 disc will not lead to neck swelling.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case and MRI report.

Inflammation around c4-c5 disc will not lead to neck swelling.
Disc will lead to radicular pain in arm.

Your lumbar MRI SHOWS CANAL STENOSIS which may lead to lower limb symptoms.
For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic like pregabalin medication can be started consulting your doctor.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

If required you may need MRI cervical spine for detail diagnosis.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (5 hours later)
That M.R.I. was in 2011, I am going for a cervical M.R.I. next week . meantime I am concerned about the pain & stiffness in my neck . at what point should I seek immediate attention? my ear's ring constantly the pain is going up the back of my head causing headaches . when I lean my head back to swallow a pill I get sharp pain's up the back of my head, if that help's any .
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Consult immediately if there occurs weakness/numbness in fingers.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Consult immediately if there occurs weakness/numbness in fingers.

On extension of neck there can be nerve stretch leading to pain.

Consult me with your new MRI report.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (4 hours later)
I will let you know about the M.R.I. Thank you .
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
welcome

Detailed Answer:
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does inflammation around c4-c5 disc lead to neck swelling?

Brief Answer: Inflammation around c4-c5 disc will not lead to neck swelling. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and MRI report. Inflammation around c4-c5 disc will not lead to neck swelling. Disc will lead to radicular pain in arm. Your lumbar MRI SHOWS CANAL STENOSIS which may lead to lower limb symptoms. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic like pregabalin medication can be started consulting your doctor. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. If required you may need MRI cervical spine for detail diagnosis. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you are satisfied with answer do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion. Wishing you good health. Take care.