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Another MRI & update

I recently had another MRI as my arms are getting weaker. My damage is between C3-C7, with the worst being C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7.  I now have 2 annular tears. I had 1 last time. The pain travels through both shoulders into my elbows.

My surgeon and I decided to give PT a try, and yesterday was my first session. When they checked my reflexes, it was noted that I have no brachial reflex on my left side.  We used a TENS unit with heat and ultrasound with heat and I felt a bit better. Working on exercises at home designed to take pressure off the nerve root that is impinged. 

I go back to see my surgeon on the 21st. She said that the MRI and Xrays will help determine if we can do injections, or if surgery is needed. 




  • Good luck with the PT, I hope it helps to the point that surgery is not required

    Take care and keep us posted


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