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A 37-year-old member asked:

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 42 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.
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Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose commented
Neurosurgery 47 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
A Verified Doctoranswered
19 years experience
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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Last updated May 14, 2019


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