I have back problems, shoulder,neck, back pain – MRI shows numerous issues?

I have back problems. Here are my symptoms:

Pain all the way down the outside of my left arm, left 3 fingers and arm goes numb, right hand and arm go numb off and on.
Pain in left shoulder and neck.
Pain between shoulder blades (pain gets worse when I cough or sneeze and if standing up makes my knees buckle).
Pain lower back
Pain down back of right leg into foot and with in minutes of sitting right leg goes numb.
Having a hard time urinating, have to really push to start then not much comes out, have to go tot he bathroom all the time.

I’ve had an MRI of my c-spine and l-spine and it shows:

C5-6 Facet Hypertrophy, no stenosis

C6-7 Facet hypertrophy right grater than left, broad-based disc bulge, and uncovertebral hypertrophy right grater then left. There is a right foraminal encroachment, no stenosis visible.

L4-5 Mild concentric disk bulge with shallow midline protrusion, and mild facet hypertrophy, giving bilateral foraminal encroachment. No frank stenosis

L3-4 Concentric disc bulge, with a small midline disc protrusion, facet hypertrophy, and relatively narrow spinal canal. Ventral CSF is near completely effaced, with thecal sac cross-section 0.8cm AP by 1.5cm left right. There is right foraminal encroachment.

Is it possible that the problem is a disc bulge in my T-spine?

I’m a 45 year old male





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors .com
Possibilities are true for other t disc bulges but those findings are enough to cause your symptoms ..
Ur muscles are spasmed and stiff neck..
I think you should consider starting a long course physiotherapy …Pilates and yoga.
Hydrotherapy will be good
Behaviour and posture modifications are crucial..avoid clicking your neck or back..

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Non of your symptoms suggest any problem in T spine
By the way you should check your prostata

Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
these problems are due to fibromyositis and weak muscles in that region.
postural exercises with muscle strengthening should be done.
physiotherapy and LASER will help.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
STIFF MUSCLES ARE THE MAIN REASON FOR THESE COMPLAINTS. TRACTION,LOCAL BODY MASSAGE TO LOOSEN UP THE STIFFENED MUSCLES IS THE ONLY TREATMENT THAT WILL HELP.
ORAL ANALGESIC TABLETS WILL PROVIDE TEMPORARY RELIEF.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
annulus fibrosus or posterior spinal ligament strains are the commonest causes and these conditions are best treated by physiotherapy and hot compressess.
yoga and meditation will help.

Aaron
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Aaron

This condition is the result of an accident, I didn’t slowly get them.

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