I have massive headaches that last for days and days. These are worse when I use my arms, eg swim, play tennis, carry shopping etc. I had to give up going to the gym and aerobic classes.
I have an MRI last summer and here is the result:
Loss of lordosis.
Asymmetric C5-6 disc bulge encroaches the neural foramina and contacts the right C6 nerve.
Disc bulges are also seen at C4-5, C6-7 levels.
Degenerative spine change with dehydration signal change in all cervical discs.
No significant abnormality detected on STIR images.
The cervical cord returns normal signal intensity.
There is excess fluid along the C8 nerve roots bilaterally extending extraforaminally along the nerve roots raising possibility of perineural cysts, however previous nerve root injury cannot be completely ruled out.
Conclusion: Degenerative asymmetric C5-6 disc bulge contaxcts the right C6 nerve root. The excess fluid along both the C8 nerve roots as described above suggests perineural cyst, however previous nerve root injury cannot be completely ruled out.
My question is can any of the above be attributed to my headaches?
Any help would be gratefully received.
Many thanks, Sue
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