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Have head pressure, neck, shoulder, upper back pain, increased after injections. Can an online doctor interpret the MRI ?

i am 58 years old, have had head pressure, neck, shoulder , upper back pa in for several years . had 2 injections several years ago which helped some. past few months have had increased pain in neck,shoulders, upper back, burning pain right arm into fiingers. i am also having occasional shooti:ng pain right side of face from ear. had mri with following impression: min posterior spondylitic bar c5/c6 amd c6/c7 with diffuse bulging disc and minimal narrowing of canal and both neural foraminas , moderate on right. elongated inhomogeneous mixed signal, but mostly with bright signal in t2 underneath the right serratus anterior muscle . can you interpret this and tell me if it could be anything serious?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.
You might be suffering from degenerative disc disease & it occurs due to repetitive overload or stress to the disc & it increases the risk of disc herniation & spinal canal stenosis.
For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc.
Meanwhile for pain control take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.
Hope this helps you.
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Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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