A 43-year-old member asked:
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herniated c5 and c6 with spinal cord compression that is severe, what to do?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgery: Based on your description, you need to see a spine specialist and seriously consider surgery. Typically, it would be an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Check out spine-health.Com.
Answered on Nov 18, 2017
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal cord compress: If the compression is "severe" and you are symptomatic then you need to seriously consider getting the disc that has herniated removed surgically. A consultation with a neurosurgeon would be very helpful here.
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

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