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MRI post c4-6 fusion Disc desiccation c2-4 C2-3 mild facet

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MRI post c4-6 fusion
Disc desiccation c2-4
C2-3 mild facet joint degenerative changes
C3-4 minimal diffuse bulge w mild bilateral uncovertevral joint spurring
C6-7. 1-2 mm diffuse bulge
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi--do you have a question about this?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm in a lot of pain and numbness again...my doc said I'm fine...is this right?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Can you first tell me more about the pain and the numbness please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Neck burning and pain. Shoulder burning and pain. Left arm weak and tingling. Shutting pain into fingers.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Sorry for all the questions but did you have all those symptoms before the fusion?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
this is my second fusion. First fusion was c5-6 and didn't work. Second fusion was c4-6 in February. 2 weeks ago starting e Simptoms and getting worse
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK. The findings on the MRI could explain some of the pain but not the problems with your left arm. At this point I would get an MRI myelogram and a nerve conduction study to see whether there is a nerve root compression from a disk in your neck