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My Mri results on my neck have reported the following at c3-c4

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My Mri results on my neck have reported the following at c3-c4 severe bilateral exit foraminal narrowing as a result of neural central joint hypertrophy there is no other lateral exit foraminal narrowing conclusion single level degenerative change have pins and needles in hands feet buttocks and headaches taking painkillers . I am 51 male I am a born worrier , frightened about disabilities what's is your opion , they have recommended no action thank you Dean atkin
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Your symptoms are not from C3 and 4.
You need an MRI of the lumbar spine to see if there are problems there at this point.
This is generally correctable with the correct manual medicine program.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
On the 27/07/2010 I had back pain had an mri which also showed minor protrusion of disc material at l5-s1 the spinal cord terminates normally behind the body of l1 appearance is otherwise unremarkable comment minor disc protrusion at L 5. -L 1 level on right sorry just remembered this
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
That is probably where the problems is.
In this case you might need
specialized traction
physical therapy
home exercises
etc.
The physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor is the specialist to set up this program.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
With the information I have gave you are either of these results worrying as I get depressed easily ' I only went for the mri on my neck because it felt like a pinched nerve on my left side of neck which I don't have now pins and needles are my main thing at the moment in hand feet and buttocks , so in your opion this is caused by my lumbar scan . Sorry for been a pest thank you Dean
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
No
These are not severe findings.
But you need to take measures to stop the progression.
Yes, lumbar.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply feel better now , one last thing can any of these results cause me shortness of breathe which I have developed recently again thank you Dean ps which painkillers are best
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
No
You should have the shortness of breath examined.
There is no "best" pain killer, other than a non narcotic pain killer should be preferenced.

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