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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: my mother 59 yrs is suffering from cervical spondlusis. currently she is having severe pain which originates from neck spine and then goes to left arm. medicines are also not effective in controlling pain. enclosed is the MRI report. pls suggest if her condition can be managed through medicines and physiotherapy or need surgical intervention.

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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The disc prolapse at C5-6 level is also compressing nerve root supplying left upper limb.
The treatment plan is physiotherapy with neuropathy pain medications like pregabalin, gabapentin or amitriptyline. The doses is gradually increased according to response.
Pain killers and muscle relaxant like aceclofenac or diclofenac with tizanidine or thiocholchicoside can be taken for acute pain.
If with medication and physiotherapy, significant improvement is not seen in 3 months or there is deficit then surgery is indicated.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
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Dr N Kumar
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