Mri Cervical Spine

MRI of the cervical spine is a reliable, painless soft tissue scan of the neck and cervical vertebrae. It is used in the diagnosis of cancers, disc herniation, aneurysms, soft tissue disorders, and bone abnormalities. It employs radio waves and a strong magnetic field to take accurate, 3D pictures of the area to be diagnosed.

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I have weakness and pain in the arm. Should I anticipate surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an MRI on my neck. I have a 75 % weakness and pain in the left arm (tricep). I have taken Methylprednisolone for six days. Should I anticipate surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear this. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report shows pressure on the nerves in the cervical spine (neck). These nerves eventually go to your upper limbs. Hence the...  Read Full »

My son has been complaining of lower back pain only at night for the last month. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My son has been complaining of a lower back pain only at night for the last month. It is not severe enough to awaken him but, as soon as he lays down he starts complaining. Kindly note that this issue occurs only at night time.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An interesting query here.  However, this must be a minor issue since it is not interfering with day to day normal activities. These are the points I would like to highlight: There may be a local swelling or pus formation inside the spine or just around it, which migh...  Read Full »

What could be done for swelling, pain, and stiffness at the back of the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old male weighing 70 kg. I have a swelling at the back of the neck. There is also a neck stiffness and giddiness as if the blood supply to the head reduced. I had sudden stretching at the same point 10 years back and had suffered the same problem for six months th...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a sudden stretching of the neck, followed by severe pain 10 years back. Now, you are complaining of the same pain with swelling at the back of the neck with a feeling of giddiness. From your description, it seems that there is some sort of an injury to your c...  Read Full »

Does the attached MRI show any sign of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to have my mother’s MRI read by a radiologist. My mother has had neck pain for at least a year now, and her doctor believes the problem is arthritis, but not sure. My mother went to a physical therapist and had several shots in her neck for pain, but that did not solve th...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and have gone through the MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please find my observations below. There is a straightening of the cervical spine. Mild degenerative changes are noted in the vertebrae....  Read Full »

What is degenerative disk disease (DDD) and how is it treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35-year-old, and I do not smoke, have a correct BMI, and exercise regularly. I had lower back pain and took an MRI. Results showed that I have DDD and herniated disc. There is no pain in the legs. There is only lower back pain, especially when I get up from my sitting. I can visi...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the MRI report available (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), no leg pain is expected. Still, you clearly have back pain and a spasmodic list, possibly from irritated nerve endings in the annulus of the discs, and you have three that are bulgi...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery for my spine pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a third opinion regarding the condition of my spine. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned anything about clinical symptoms and the duration, and why you need a third opinion. Based on one gross cross-section T2 sagittal plane cut, there is a straightened cervical spine, with some degenerative osteophytes and some mild reduction in ...  Read Full »

How to treat cervical kyphosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I want a second opinion and clarification of two cervical MRI studies before the scheduled cervical procedure. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing your studies, two years ago and this year, I conclude that the situation is much better (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You had a smoothing of physiological lordosis with the formation of cervical pathological kyphosis. But now...  Read Full »

Why do I have a feeling of vibration in the blood flow?

Query: Hi doctor,I usually smoke. I have taken all kinds of tests like JAK2 and Erythoprotein. It is confirmed that I have this condition due to smoking. I have reduced the number of smokes for a day and longer intervals before a week. I am going through this feeling on the left side of my chest recently. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are related to a pinched nerve in the thoracic vertebral column, and it may result in a bulging of intervertebral disk. For this reason, I would recommend performing a cervicothoracic spine MRI 9magnetic resonance imaging) to investigate this issue. Doe...  Read Full »

What are the possible symptoms of the small syrinx in the spinal canal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cervical spondylosis, tinnitus, and middle ear problem for the past few years. I had a spinning sensation when I got up from bed in the early morning. So I approached my Ortho and he has taken an x-ray of the cervical spine and told me that some of the discs are degenerated/f...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I agreed with your doctor that it could be a small syrinx, a dilatation of the central spinal canal. It is in levels C4-C5. I think that this is an incidental finding not related ...  Read Full »

Can disc hernia cause issues with hands and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a herniated disk in the neck area. Later, my right hand started tingling and the numbness grew more pronounced. I also started having burning pain on the back of both thighs. I have had some muscle twitching down my right arm. I am having accuracy issues with typing now. I had ano...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned herniated disc in your neck region with right upper limb symptoms and also associated bilateral thigh symptoms, which we call as paresthesias. But, my main focus is on the symptom of difficulty in writing, including accuracy issues, which definitely ...  Read Full »

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