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I just had a cervical MRI for numbness/pain in shoulder, head, neck and arms with headaches being a more common thing these days. Sometimes it feels like i have sunglasses on my head or a hat and i dont. I also have some weakness in my arms and hands.

After getting my results, I have read that some issues with upper cervical spine C2 - C3 can effect your hearing. I was surprised reading that because my hearing has been getting bad for a while now but the past 6 months it seems to have really sped up with the loss - i was even researching ENTs in the area for testing the week prior. I also have an occasional "clicking/ticking" sound that happens makes me think of Morse code. This is on right side only. Also on right my eye tears and right nostril drips....strange. I never put all these issues together over the last 5 to 6 months.

My MRI results are below. My Pain Mgmt sent me for the MRI. He wants me to have cervical epidural but im just not 100% trusting in it. I currently only seeing PM and Chiro. Shouldn't I have been referred to neurosurgeon at this point?

I also read that a C2/C3 disc herniation is extremely rare..... is this true? I can't seem to find much on it so it seems to be.

Thank all who take the time to read this ☺


MRI FINDINGS:

Examination demonstrates slight reversal of the normal cervical lordosis. No evidence of fracture, dislocation, or bone destruction. The facet joints demonstrate normal alignment.

C 2-3 level, a central subligamentous disc herniation is noted with thecal sac compression

C 3-4 level, annular bulging is noted with thecal sac compression

C 4-5 level, and disc osteophyte complex is noted superimposed upon annular bulging with thecal sac compression

C 5-6 level, and disc osteophyte complex is noted superimposed upon annular bulging with thecal sac compression and right foraminal stenosis

C 6-7 level, and central subligamentous disc herniation is noted with thecal sac compression





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