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Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: hello,
my mother age 59 yrs is suffering from spondylitus. she is undergoing physiotherapy. presently she is going through enormous pain in her shoulders and neck and sometimes not able to move neck properly. her MRI reports are enclosed.
kindly suggest the effective treatment for above condition.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised, continue physiotherapy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Age related cervical radiculopathy occurs due to nerve compression.
Physiotherapy is an important component of management.
Isometric neck exercises are advised.
Pain killers and muscle relaxant like etoricoxib or aceclofenac with tizanidine or thiocholchicoside can be used.
Pregabalin, gabapentin or amitriptyline can also be added.
Reports are not uploaded yet.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
thanks for your answer. I have attached the reports now. pls suggest if any further treatment is suggested over and above your above reply.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Continue medications as discussed above

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
MRI report is suggestive of age-related degenerative changes.
Disc is also compressing nerve root at c4-5 level.
At present, physiotherapy and medications as advised should be continued.
Surgical intervention is required if pain is not responsive to medications or a neurodeficit occurs due to disease progression.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar

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