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CT scan shows calcified disc protrusion. Have neck pain. Surgery required?

hi doctor, I'M very concern about my ct scan,this show a have C5/6 there is a partially calcified disc protusion which indent and compresses the theca with resultant mild canal stenosis and C6/7 level there is a calcified disc protrusion which slightly indent the theca,and the Lumbar back also demostrates disc protusion at multiple levels but no central nor foraminal stenosis, I;m in awful pain every day,I'm very worries because somentime i can move my neck. thank you for your help. do you think i need surgery, somentime also I can;t taken my closet out, and I can turning inside the bed in the night.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, By your description its very clear that you have degenerative disc disease both in the cervical & lumbar spine. As the thecal sac indentation is mild without any compression of the exiting nerve roots, you dont require any surgical intervention at this point of time. Conservative management will help improve your condition by means of analgesic /muscle relaxants, cervical traction & collar application, physiotherapy etc. Hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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