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What does my MRI scan report of the neck indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: About three months ago due to some headaches the Dr. had an MRI of my neck done. The result was moderate spinal stenosis.

My question is can I develop right side intermittent shoulder ache from this condition
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes It can cause shoulder pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using healthcaremagic. Cervical stenosis causes nerve compression and it can cause pain in shoulder to elbow going up to hand. Shoulder pain of cervical compression is associated with tingling and numbness and it is relieved by keeping shoulder elevated above the head.
Intermittent cervical traction and physiotherapy will be helpful in this pain.
Pain is shoulder can be due to nerve compression in shoulder but this pain never go below arm. And it is more on elevation of shoulder.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (4 minutes later)
Just a quick follow up question can u also get some soreness not pain in chest near sternum and near scapula? Thanks

Sorry can shoulder just be an ache in the socket area...that's all
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, It can cuase such symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Yes this type of nerve compression can cause sternum or shoulder girdle pain. Also it can cause pain radiating to chest region.
This pain can be ache like or some time feel like soreness.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does my MRI scan report of the neck indicate?

Brief Answer: Yes It can cause shoulder pain Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for using healthcaremagic. Cervical stenosis causes nerve compression and it can cause pain in shoulder to elbow going up to hand. Shoulder pain of cervical compression is associated with tingling and numbness and it is relieved by keeping shoulder elevated above the head. Intermittent cervical traction and physiotherapy will be helpful in this pain. Pain is shoulder can be due to nerve compression in shoulder but this pain never go below arm. And it is more on elevation of shoulder. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks