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    alliz78 posted:
    I'm a 54 yr old male with degenerative disc problems. A few years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid related problems and pituitary gland suppression. Since then, I have been in a lot of pain mostly from aggressive bone spurs in my neck and shoulder area (according to recent MRI results).

    The thyroid issue was resolved but I'm still in severe pain.
    I would like to know your opinion if the thyroid problem could be related to the disc problem. I was in some pain prior to the thyroid problem but nothing like the extreme pain I'm having now. My orthopedic doctor said he doesn't know and has suggested I see a neurosurgeon.

    Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    davedsel responded:
    Hello.

    I think seeing a neurosurgeon would be an excellent next step in the process.

    As far as the thyroid problem and your neck issues being related, I do not know. Dr. Zashin, the assigned Expert for this community, may reply. I do know that the disc degeneration could have gotten worse on its own as time progressed.

    I pray you can get answers and relief soon.
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave


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