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Cervical foraminal stenosis (narrowing of the cervical disc space) may arise without any disc herniation. The majority of symptoms with this type of cervical are usually caused by one nerve root on one side. The term cervical ( C) refers to neck spine here. So there is narrowing in disc space extending from 4th to 7th cervical vertebrae ,causing possible nerve compression.
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Your neck pain could be caused by this. Its mild but usually medical options fail to relieve pain in this situation and surgery is the definitive cure for this.
Medical options include anti inflammatory medications e.g NSAIDs and corticosteroids. NSAIDs commonly recommended are naproxen and ibuprofen, both available OTC. You can try these and see how it goes. If this doesnt help then nerve pain medications like pregabalin or gabapentin may be used.
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