C2-3 Disc Dessication
Hi, There is continous pain in my right hand,head &neck.This pain increases with the usage/movement of the right hand.At nights,the pain just tends to increase.The pain is sharp & is often accompained by numbness and coldness in d hands. The doc had advised for an MRI..and the result states C2-3 dessication as a result of loss of T2 hyper intensity.. After consulting a few docs,some say it is thoracic outlet syndrome,while some say it is cervical neuralgia and some fluid leak from the brain Kindly advice on what is the issue & solution.
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Hi there.. hand pain ,numbness, which increases in night could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome or carpel tunnel syndrome or hypothyroidism, cervical disc prolapse... head and neck pain is definitely due to disc dessication at c2-c3.. not the hand pain as nerves supplying hand are c5,6,7,8and t1.. disc dessication means that in the cartilage between vertebrae ie inter vertebral disc there is loss of fluid which is early degenerative change.. cause of your hand pain can be found only by ruling out each thing.. for pain relief give rest to hand as due to over use muscle inflammation occurs which could press on nerves and cause pain, dip hand in hot water so that there is more blood flow and washes out pain causing chemicals.. consult spine surgeon once..
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