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MRI shows degenerative changes present. Lower back pain, asthma

hi i have had a MRI scan done in the top of my neck it says i have multilevel dengenerative change present. ther is narrowing of a number of exit foramina due to disk/osteophte complexes. the narrowing of the exit foramina is most severe at C5-6 and C6-7 levels would i qualify for disabilty living allowance i also suffer with lower back pain ie disks cracked and wearing away i have no curvature of the spine and its to far over to the right hand side i also suffer with asthma
Mon, 16 Dec 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and MRI findings.
These suggest pinching of nerves in the neck region due to slipped discs there.

Treatment would consist of physiotherapy, neck extension exercises and medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

Since you are likely to improve with treatment, you would not be left with any disability.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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