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Neck pain, frequent head aches, pain in arms and shoulders. MRI says Disc dehydration with spinal cord indentation. Anything serious ?

My 31 year old friend s MRI report says Disc dehydration with posterior bulge in c5-c7 Regions causing thecal compression and indentation of the spinal cord . He has neck pain , frequent head aches, pain in arms and shoulders. Observed pain in jaws recently one by one after a week s time. Felt like head was jammed a couple of times. Is it something serious?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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Nov 2013
MRI findings are suggestive of disc prolapse, wherein the disc (soft tissue between the vertebral bodies of spine) bulges and starts to press on the nerves coming out of spinal cord. Patient may complain of neck pain, pain in the arms, numbness or weakness in the arms. This condition is not serious but needs treatment to prevent future complications. Treatment may include physiotherapy, medications and cervical collar. Please consult a Neurologist.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Health City, Hyderabad
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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