I am a 29-year-old male. I have severe neck pain. I have taken multiple x-ray and MRI from different laboratories but they provide conflicting reports. I am getting quite stressed out as to what is causing the discomfort and pain and what are the treatments I should go for. I have seen a neurologist, and he referred me to a physiotherapist. I have also seen an orthopedic surgeon, and he prescribed a neck brace. I have been going to different physiotherapists with not much improvements. I have attached my reports.
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Your spine MRI is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, there is no reason to panic. It seems to be just a musculoskeletal pain (muscle spasm).
I recommend taking Ibuprofen coupled with Flexeril (Cyclobenzaprine). Physiotherapy can help too. Gabapentin is another treatment to consider if your situation does not improve with the above treatment.
I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need.
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Thank you doctor,
Kindly review my cervical spine MRI taken today.
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I reviewed carefully your cervical spine MRI reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it shows a mild disc protrusion, which is causing local pain in the neck. I recommend taking Ibuprofen and Flexeril. A cervical collar can help for a couple of weeks.
But nothing serious is going on. Your situation is going to improve in a couple of weeks. I recommend avoiding abrupt neck movements and heavy weights lifting. It is also necessary to use an orthopedic pillow.
I hope this helps.
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