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Dr. Soren Singel answered:

Will shots work for a c3-c4 herniated disc?

No. Tread lightly.

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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".
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Dr. Ali Razmara answered:

I got herniated discs in the c3-4 c4-5 c5-6 t6-7 t7-8 t11-12 L2-3 L3-4 L5- S1 indent cord ventral margin with clumping of nerve roots. ? Does it mean

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As we age, we are prone to get basically arthritis of the spine, often referred to as spinal stenosis as well as changes in the discs between the spine bony vertebrae. Some have these changes earlier. If you have any arm or leg weakness, loss of control of bowels/bladder, then you will need to see a neurologist to further examine you and evaluate your symptoms in the context of the MRI findings
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Mark C. Weston answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Foead Geula answered:

Ventral bulging disc at c3-4, minimal bulging disc at c4-5, mild bulging disk at c5-6, mild bulging at c6-7, cause of back, neck and shoulder pain?

Possibly

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Bulging cervical discs may cause neck pain that radiates into the shoulders.
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Dr. Adam I. Lewis answered:

Can mild herniated disks in c2, c3 b treated naturally and can b prevented from getting worse?

Herniated discs

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Herniated discs at the C2/C3 location are uncommon. The herniated disc at this level may be an indication of spine instability and it could be compressing the spinal cord. In general, most disc herniations are treated without surgery using a variety of options including neck exercises, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Seek advice from a spine specialist first before starting treatment.
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Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

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If a disc herniation occurs in the low back and pushes on a nerve, it usually causes pain or numbness running into the buttock and down the leg. If it occurs in the neck, it causes pain that runs into the arm. Thank you for the question.
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Dr. Pat Roth answered:

Can I have a herniated disc and not have any symptoms?

Yes

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Not only can you, but the vast majority of herniated discs are not painful. We know this by looking at many MRIs of patients without back pain where many herniated discs are seen. Getting a herniated disc is like getting a cold or a headache. It is part of life. Some herniated discs can cause pain, however. The art of the evaluator is to discern whether your disc is what is causing your pain.
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What are the pain symptoms associated with a herniated disc?

Variety of them

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There can be back or neck pain only or there can be extremity pain only or combined with neck or back pain with the extremity pain usually the predominant pain. Coughing & sneezing may increase the pain as will certain positions with other positions decreasing the pain. In the chest region, the pain can radiate around the chest over the ribs. These are more rare.
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