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A 31-year-old female asked:

male, 41, what activity, treatment and food having cervical 3, 4, & 5 and lumbar 4, 5, &6 disc desiccation & disc bulge. feels weekness, numbness & pain?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Complex: Ddd of the cervical spine is common and rarely requires surrey. The best thing to do is pt to increase your strength, avoid contact sports or high impact activities, do not smoke, etc. If this leads to increasing weakness, sensory loss , then surgery may be required and would advise a neurosurgical consultation.

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Last updated Apr 4, 2013

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