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Have osteophyte in 5th and 6th vertebrae. History of thyroidectomy surgery. Should I get another MRI done?

I have an osteophyte 5th and 6th vertibrae.. MRI done in 2007 before my thyrodectomy sugery, and it revealed no major issues... the reason why the MRI was done was I could not move my neck (left and right) Anyway after the surgery the pain dissapeared.. and now about a month back it appeared.. Should i go for a nother MRI? Are these osteophytes there a permanent solution, without pain killers?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I have noted your problem

If you have neck pain of similar nature and doesn't have pain in hands/weakness of hands, you may wait to get the MRI. Osteophytes may change with time and you need physiotherapy and a course of either Gabapentine, pregabaline. If you donot improve within 2 weeks get a MRI done. The other options are surgical management. But this should be done if some has nerve root compression.

Hope this helps
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Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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