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right disc herniation c5-c6-right lateral stenosis severe right foraminal stenosis. tried spinal decompression and trigger p. injec.what else to try?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Most resolve with : Time but medication like oral steroids or nsaid's if no contraindications along with meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help along with wearing a soft cervical collar reversed when sleeping or reading. Cervical epidural injections are a consideration and if no better after 12 weeks of symptoms, surgery can be considered if symptoms warrant this intervention.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose commented
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Agree ,you should try physical therapy and cervical epidural injections first. If they fail then you should see a neurosurgeon for surgery
Mar 13, 2013
Dr. Foead Geula
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it depends: If you only have pain without any neurological compromise(numbness, weakness), you may be a candidate for cervical epidural steroid injections. If you do have neurologic compromise, urgent surgery may be indicated.

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