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Headache, swelling in neck, pain. MRI shows mild relative lumbar bony canal stenosis. Indications?

hi sir,iam razak from kerala,sir i need your openion , dear sir iam suffering headache and swelling on my left scapula and neck region and acute pain on these areas since last 3 years .some times bulging may occur in my occipital area.i visited so many consultent and following their treatment.recently i done my mri scan MRI -IMPRESSION *BENIGN TONSILAR ECTOPIA *NO OTHER EVIDENT OR SIGNIFICANT ABNORMALITY IN THE BRAIN PARENCHYMA OR OTHER OBSERVED STRUCTURES *LOSS OF CERVICAL LORDOSIS *MILD DIFFUSE POSTERIOR C6-7 DISC OSTEOPHYTIC BULDGE WITH BILATERAL FORAMINAL ENCROACHMENT *PARTIAL TRANSITIONAL LUMBO SACRAL VERTIBRAE IS LIKELY WITHMILDELY EXXAGREGATED LUMBAR LORDOSIS *MILD RELATIVE LUMBAR BONY CANAL STENOSIS . sir please messege me what is your openion thanking you sir
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Mr Razak,

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that your MRI findings do not suggest any serious neurological problem.

It shows mild cervical spondylosis with bulging of discs (soft tissues located between the vertebral bones), which is pressing the nerves there.

For this, you would need to do physiotherapy, including neck exercises.

Regarding tonsillar ectopia- a small part of brain at the back-cerebellum, is coming down behind the spinal cord. This finding is usually present from birth and does not cause any problems in most cases.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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