Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

MRI SCAN

i HAD AN MRI ON MY SHOULDER BECAUSE i HAVE HAD CRONIC PAIN FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. i HAVE A BULDGING DISC IN MY NECK AND THE MRI SHOWED WHITE SPOTS ON MY SHOULDER IN DIFFERENT PLACES. wHAT ARE THESE?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Hi,
The most common symptom of a cervical disc herniation is neck pain that radiates (spreads) down to the arm in various locations.
Try turning the head away from the painful side, that would be of help and avoid looking up as it would make the pain worse. Bending the head down would also give some relief
In general, conservative management would help. Immobilization with the neck in a flexed forward position may be helpful. Straining should be avoided. Medication in the form of an anti-inflammatory such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen may be taken.
Physical therapy such as mild stretching, exercise, heat, massage and ultrasound would be useful to relieve the pain.
Try these if pain still persists consult an orthopedic surgeon.

The white patches proabably are the non specific foci or the soft part of the bulged disc reflected as a soft tissue in the MRI.

Take care.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
My friend got a mri done on her right shoulder and it shows quite a few white and dark spots. She has limited movement and nerve spasms. What is wrong with her shoulder?
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Neurology Community

Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease