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Newark, NJ
A 56-year-old female asked:

Interval development of central disc protrusion at the upper junction level , c3 c4 with probable cord deformity . have had mri,mra,ct,emg what do i do? work as a photojournalist and am weak when i turn my head left. 6 months of testing - im tired .

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Talk to a surgeon: Find a neurosurgeon that specializes in the cervical spine. They will know your best options. Often from an incision in front they can divide tissue back to the spine and not cut anything else, then remove the disc, stabilize C3&4 with a small titanium plate and fuse them. If just 1 or 2 levels you lose no range of motion wake up without pain and the weakness gone. I had it 18yrs ago it worked!
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