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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Is arm numbness a symptom of cervical disc bulge?
Query: Hi doctor, My right arm is numb from the elbow to the wrist and sometime I feel like getting electric shock inside. About 29 years ago, I got my C4/C5 lower disc removed. I have neck and back pain too and for which I am taking Lyrica now. I had an MRI and the report is as follows. Tight cervical sp... Read Full »
Dr. Jakkal Piyush Pandharinath
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your complaints it is clear that you are suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc in cervical region. The prolapsed disc is compressing your spinal nerve roots of arm. I request you to kindly attach MRI images. Most likely it appears from your symptoms that you w... Read Full »