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Considerable disc space narrowing with anterior osteophytes, severe neck pain, mild degenerative subluxation. Meaning

what does considerable disc space narrowing at c5-c7 with anterior osteophytes at those levels mean for severe neck pain? There is mild degerative subluxation at c4-c5 by about 2mm. I realize there is degenerative change in th e facet jjoints at multiple levels with mild unconvertebral spurring bilaterally c3-c6
will chiropractic help? Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello, this means two disc in between C5-6 and C6-7 are degenerated giving rise to loss of disc space which as a result of degenerative changes give rise to osteophytes. Degenerative subluxation causes further facets patchy and degenerative changes. You can consult a orthopaedic surgeon and go for physiotherapy which will help you completely. Thank you
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
As you say, it is advanced Osteoarthritic change(degenerative process). You need spinal fusion, surgery,removal of osteophytes etc by a spine surgeon.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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