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Symptoms of c6 c7 herniated disc

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Pinched nerve: The improvement in strength could take months. As long as there is no pain check to see what exercises u could do.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Up to 2 years: You can make a full recovery or there may be some residual weakness. Most recovery is seen within the first 6 months but more can occur over time with... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Can take months: If you lost all your strength, the nerve was really pinched. If you recover fully it will take months. Do not stop exercising and strengthening the ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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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 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Interlaminar inject: An interlaminar epidural steroid injection places the medication in the epidural space. Since this is a free flowing connected space, the medication ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
There are a few: Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids. Surgery includes disc arthroplasty(artificial disc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
No ; maybe: Cervical kyphosis does not lead to heart issues but a symptomatic cervical disc herniation can present with similar symptoms to angina or myocardial i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Replogle
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. T... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
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as usual, it depends: The severity and location of the herniation as well as any neurologic compromise dictate what activities you should avoid. In general, any heavy lift... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Doubtful-needs test: Get an orthopedic and pain management evaluation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Degenerative disc: Degenerative disc disease essentially refers to aging changes that occur in everybody. In some cases, the degeneration has a genetic predisposition w... Read More

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