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Have headache and neck pain. Diagnosed as degenerative changes and straightening of cervical spine. Suggestions?

hello, i just had an ct scan done of my neck. I have headaches and it feels like a knife being stuck in my back at the bottom of my shoulder blades. Dr. notes include mild degererative chages at the c3 c4 and c4 c5 on the right. Also, straghtening of the cervical spine which can be seen in paraspinal muscle spasm . No herniation or bulging disc .
Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that the CT scan findings do not represent any serious illness.

The findings are suggestive of mild degenerative changes and mild disc bulgings in the cervical region.

As a result, the nerves that emerge in the neck, may get slightly compressed, resulting in pain and spasm of muscles.

Treatment at this stage would consist of physiotherapy, and medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultsnt Neurologist
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