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MRI of cervical spine shows mild protrusion of discs causing mild thecal compression, no remarkable neural foraminal stenosis. Suggestions?

Hi. My mother is suffering from sever neck pain for a long time. As prescribed by doctor she has undergone an MRI cervical spine where the findings are as under: Mild posterior protrusion of C4-C5, C5-C6, & C6-C7 discs causing mild thecal cmpression but no remarkable spinal or neural foraminal stenosis As prescribed by docttor she is undergoing traction for the last week but still the pain does not seem to reduce.. She gets relief when she is sleeping or applyting hot pad . Request you to please suggest
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Hi Amita,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would suggest that you should continue physiotherapy and traction as adviced by your doctor.

You can take pain killer like Ibuprofen twice a day after meals along with muscle relaxant chloraxazone along with an antacid.

Doing hot fomentation and application of pain relieving gel on the neck will give some relief to the symptoms. Also donot use a very thick pillow.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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