A member asked:

I have a suspected bulging disc in my neck causing bad back and left arm pain and numbness. urgent care doc gave me a medrol dose pack which i finished today. it helped. should the pain relief continue for a few days until i can see my ortho doc?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

The steroids can help for several more days but will be unlikely to maintain stability for much longer. If you do indeed possess a nerve root compression, you could potentially receive further relief from an epidural steroid injection and physical therapy, motorized cervical traction.

Answered May 24, 2023



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