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A 30-year-old male asked:

i have cervical disk herniation in c4-c7 region. what should i do?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not good: It somewhat depends on the extent of the herniations, but this can be very painful and debilitating. Injections and sometimes surgery is required.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Any disc at any level can deteriorate and or rupture = herniate and cause pain, neural compression of roots or cord. C is cervical numbers from 1-8 usually. C-8 followed by t1. Thoracic.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery 45 years experience
Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
See below: Not sure what your question is, but it sounds like you are doing physical therapy which is good place to start. If symptoms persist, then surgery may be necessary.

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