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Can mild annular bulging in c6-c7 cause pain and weakness throughtout body?

i have a tear in c5-c6 ive had pain and weakness throughout my body going on 2 yrs now, could this be the cause of this? c6-c7 has mild annular bulging w/mild effacement of the ventral thecal sac w/out chord compression minimal left foraminal narrowing
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
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Hi,

Pain "throughout" the body is slightly difficult to interpret if the tear and annular bulging are at only 2 levels of the cervical spine. Typically, the areas affected would relate to the shoulder, arm, and perhaps the forearm down to the thumb in the hand. I wouldn't expect pain to be present "throughout the body"....that sounds like something entirely different from what you are describing in the cervical spine.

You may benefit from a consultation from either a rheumatologist who can look into things such as fibromyalgia or myofascitis, or even something of an arthritic disease process that would cause more diffuse pains at the joints in the neck and limbs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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