Evaluation of Cervical Disc Degeneration in Patients with Neck Pain on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Amama Kainat, Zain ul Abidin, Syed Muhammad Yousaf Farooq, Rabia Yousaf, Tahrima Razzaq, Eesha Razia, Hasham Hanjra


Background: Cervical disc degeneration is the most common pathology that in most of the cases  clinically present as

Objective: To evaluate the cervical region abnormalities in patients with neck pain on magnetic resonance imaging.

Methodology: In this descriptive study 180 adult patients were included. All patients had been collected from DHQ hospital Gilgit and Ghurki Trust teaching hospital. After informed consent, data were collected through 1.5 tesla GE (closed bore) and 0.35 tesla Hitachi (open bore) MRI machines.

Results:  Findings show that among 180 adult patients, 136 presented with disc degeneration among which 81 were males and 55 were females. Among 81 males, 63 had disc degeneration at multiple levels while 18 had single disc degeneration. In females 35 patients showed multiple disc degeneration while 20 involved a single disc.

Conclusion: It is concluded that disc degeneration is prevalent in males than females. Disc degeneration at multiple levels is higher than single disc degeneration in both genders.

Keywords: Disc degeneration, magnetic resonance imaging.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/99-03

Publication date: April 30th 2022


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