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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: The improvement in strength could take months. As long as there is no pain check to see what exercises u could do.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: You may be more aware of pain during this time, or you maybe resting more and not supporting your neck properly. I assume you had your neck examined b ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
This may vary based: On the size of the surgical incision but a minimum of 8 weeks, ideally 12 weeks with post op rehabilitation but discuss this with your surgeon as he m ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging , why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: A one mm disc bulge is not concerning. If does pose any risks or concern.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
TMJ?: If you havent had a neck trauma that caused your problem dirrectly than maybe you might have a TMJ connection many times I have noticed a connection ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not all the time: About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Physical therapy: chiropractor's manipulations , will help
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Pt: Your best bet us to see a physical therapist and let them show you.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Symptoms: The central disc proteusions are likely age appropriate asymptomatic incidentsl findings if you have right arm shoulder and painto indes and thumb th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : Now you can add cervical to thoracic and lumbar.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
Arthritis Arthritis: Is the most likely cause of your pain. Do not let your desperation cause you to have unnecessary surgery. Find a pain management specialist who treat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unclear : You may possess abnormal films, yet not have clinical signs of nerve disfnctn., and may do better with conservative patience. You could possess a ris ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suhas Pai
Dr. Suhas Pai answered
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are hav ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Complex: Ddd of the cervical spine is common and rarely requires surrey. The best thing to do is pt to increase your strength, avoid contact sports or high imp ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cervical MRI: Yes you need to discuss these findings with your Dr. who knows your history and physical exam. Was the test done for fun or Injuries? What symptoms a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This means that you: Have arthritis setting in at a couple levels in your neck (spondylosis) at specific joints in your spine with possible inflammation from this irritati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurosurgery eval: You need to be examined to determine if you will need surgery or conservative management like pt, chiropractor or epidural injections.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: Potentially, and i would encourage you to let your surgeon know immediately. There is a condition known as cauda equina syndrome in which severe pres ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Other way: No. Actually, it is usually the other way around; torticollis causes excess wear and tear of the discs and joints, leading to early degeneration. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Spine OA: All of these may be common particularly in patients over the age of 40. The changes on an MRI or an x-ray may not correlate with areas of pain. I us ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Herniated disc: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. He/she will decide what might be necessary and what might not. Please keep me posted.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing permanent: Activity can affect these diseases but usually for the better. Exercise helps the problems but only a little. Bulging discs are rarely symptomatic so ... Read More
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