Mri scan results. Looking for help

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I recently had an MRI scan of my spine. As I have severe scoliosis. It says i have disc degeneration of the cervical and lumbar spine. Not sure what thus means. Anybody have any knowledge about this?

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    Hi have more or less the same result and to be honest i don't think its that bad but i will ask when i see my rheumatologists next time

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    Caused by wear and tear of the spinal discs. This occurs due to drying out of the discs over time making the discs lose their support and function. Most commonly noted symptoms are pain in the legs, thighs and buttocks, lower back, neck, weakness, muscle spasms, physical deformity or stiffness. Treatment includes exercise, medication, physical therapy, pain-relieving medication, and surgery.

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      Hi thanks for the information. I am having pain in the top of my back and back of my neck. Sometimes lower back. I also have an undiagnosed autoimmune disease. So not sure which is causing what pain.

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    The Cervical spine is the neck area of the spinal column and the Lumbar spine is the spinal area at your waistline/lower back. Between each bone in the spine there is a disc of tissue which helps to keep the spine supple and bendy and also absorbs any shock waves through the spine.

    As we get older,its quite common for most people to have some disc degeneration as the discs start to bulge and get thin, often causing pain along the nerves coming off the spine. This doesnt always need treatment apart from exercise/physiotherapy or just pain killers/anti inflammatories.

    Its up to your consultant to decide on the best way forward,in discussion with you.

    Hope that helps.

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      Hi thanks for the information. I've never experienced any pain before until a few months ago. Along with other symptoms. At a loss as to what's causing me to feel so unwell and on pain.

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