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What causes posterior central disc protrusion at c6-c7?

i am 45 years old with degenative disc disease which i had a anterior cervical fusion on June 2..since then i have been in massive pain. i had an mri and it states i have...stable c6-7 posterior central disc protusion, which abuts the anterior cervical spinal this serious
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and MRI spine findings.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that there is no need to worry about your MRI spine findings, as it does not show any serious problems.

There is bulging of discs causing compression of nerves in the neck region.

This can result in neck pain and pain in the arms.

You would get better with pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

In addiiton, you should also start neck physiotherapy.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or 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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