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Dr. Soren Singel
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Will shots work for a c3-c4 herniated disc?

Dr. Soren Singel
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Will shots work for a c3-c4 herniated disc?

No. Tread lightly.: No. Disc will not heal with injections. What ore your symptoms? Any weakness/numbness - see neurosurgeon. Pain only - nerve root block may indeed help. "shots" in the sense of epidural steroid injections are a (lucrative) "band-aid". Given the proximity to the spinal cord, injections into the cervical epidural space can cause paralysis. If pain is at all tolerable - tread lightly around "shots". ...Read more

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Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Joshua Rovner
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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I have a cervical fusion at C3,4,5. I have a herniation at C5-6. How would the herniated disc be fixed? Would it be connected to my current fusion?

Dr. Joshua Rovner
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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I have a cervical fusion at C3,4,5. I have a herniation at C5-6. How would the herniated disc be fixed? Would it be connected to my current fusion?

Adjacent Fusion: If you have a herniated disc at a level near your current fusion the new disc can be treated with a fusion that would connect with the other fusion. There are also new modern devices which allow us to do this without removing the plate from your previous surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
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I have a herniated disc at C4-5 & am losing feeling down right arm, migraines & vision issues. is this normal?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I have a herniated disc at C4-5 & am losing feeling down right arm, migraines & vision issues. is this normal?

You need to see : A doctor. Neurologist or orthopedist specializing in spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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I have a herniated disc in my neck c4-5. The ortho dr is urging me to have an epidural or at the least trigger point shots. The chiro is saying no. Is physical therapy good for this or adjustments?

Dr. Mark Weston
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I have a herniated disc in my neck c4-5. The ortho dr is urging me to have an epidural or at the least trigger point shots. The chiro is saying no. Is physical therapy good for this or adjustments?

Diagnosis first: The injections are to confirm clinically what the pain generator is he is trying to figure out what pain is coming from where , the disc causes refered pain but usually not tenderness confirming the working diagnosis for pain is alwys a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Andre Panagos
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Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Had several protruding discs only C3 C4 acdf i still have same symptoms but now have jaw pain and swelling can this be from other discs not removed?

Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
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Had several protruding discs only C3 C4 acdf i still have same symptoms but now have jaw pain and swelling can this be from other discs not removed?

No: Jaw symptoms typically not seen in cervical disc disease. Might want to see ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
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How risky are cervical epidural injections for some one with ddd severe canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis and 2 herniated discs c3/c4 and c7T1?

Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
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How risky are cervical epidural injections for some one with ddd severe canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis and 2 herniated discs  c3/c4 and c7T1?

Just as risky: just as risky, is for someone without these findings. Risk do not increase, based on severity of the disease for which you are doing the epidural. Which in your case, is spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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I have 2 herniated discs in my neck (c3-c4 poster and c5-c6 left side w impingement) I've tried pt (helps) is there a permanent way to fix? The pain is unbearable sometime

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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I have 2 herniated discs in my neck (c3-c4 poster and c5-c6 left side w impingement) I've tried pt  (helps)  is there a permanent way to fix?  The pain is unbearable sometime

See below: If you have done pt, are you doing the exercises that have been prescribed for you to do at home? I find that sometimes people forget to do these or think that these are not necessary. People do best when they follow the home exercise program. At 30 years of age, disc herniations can heal on there own but can take a while, sometimes over a year. Surgery can "fix" but will involve a fusion. ...Read more

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