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Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments (c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

There are a few: Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids. Surgery includes disc arthroplasty (artificial disc placement) or fusion of the affected levels. ...Read more

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Does c4-c5, c5-c6 disc herniation n nerve impinchment cause headache / dizziness?

Does c4-c5, c5-c6 disc herniation n nerve impinchment cause headache / dizziness?

Not directly: C5 nerve causes referred pain to the arm, c6 nerve causes referred pain to the thumb. People with pinched nerves in the cervical spine will often also complain of neck pain and some headaches. ...Read more

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Right disc herniation c5-c6-right lateral stenosis severe right foraminal stenosis. Tried spinal decompression and trigger p. Injec. What else to try?

Most resolve with: Time but medication like oral steroids or nsaid's if no contraindications along with meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help along with wearing a soft cervical collar reversed when sleeping or reading. Cervical epidural injections are a consideration and if no better after 12 weeks of symptoms, surgery can be considered if symptoms warrant this intervention. ...Read more

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What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?

What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?

MRI: Mri of the neck/cervical spine examines the entire cervical spine and will detect abnormalities at c5-c6. Contrast is used to detect infection, tumor or prior cervical spine surgery, but is no more accurate for a bulging disc. ...Read more

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How rare is a C2/C3 disc herniation? Should I see a neurologist or ortho? I'm only seeing a chiro and pain management right now. Also one at C6/7

How rare is a C2/C3 disc herniation? Should I see a neurologist or ortho? I'm only seeing a chiro and pain management right now. Also one at C6/7

Either: There must be a reason you have the diagnosis of disk herniations (viz. Symptoms which your doctor then ordered radiographic studies). Please do not allow manipulation of these cervical levels before speaking with your physician who can discuss treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Heavy neck pain continuous & on 03.03.2012 cervical laminectomy (c6-7) with disectomy. Mri 08-04-2013central and left paracentral disc herniation c6-7?

Heavy neck pain continuous & on 03.03.2012 cervical laminectomy (c6-7) with disectomy. Mri 08-04-2013central and left paracentral disc herniation c6-7?

Neurosugery: In situations where there was a laminectomy and continued pain with new MRI findings you need to see a neurosurgeon. The doctor will confirm by exam and maybe nerve testing that your symptoms correlate to new MRI findings and then may recommend fusion. ...Read more

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Causes of herniated disk after anethesia from nerve block. Can this cause adisk C6 to herneate I had a artifical disk put in. I had blocks done forrsd?

Causes of herniated disk after anethesia from nerve block. Can this cause adisk C6 to herneate I had a artifical disk put in. I had blocks done forrsd?

Degeneration: It is unlikely that a nerve block could cause herniation of vertebral disks. It is more likely that as we get older existing degereration in the spine could cause this. It is possible a cervical epidural could exacerbate an already present herniated disk. ...Read more

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Cervical disk herniation c4-c5 c5-c6 c6-c7?

Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary ...Read more

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I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?

SeriousNeckingTime: Here's a pretty good site that'll give you some perspective: http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/conservative-treatment-a-cervical-herniated-disc Whatever you do, get the best practitioners you can find and go slowly, no rush. You'll be sorry if you overdo it. Use a rolled towel under your neck at night. Motrin and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. A neck support you can heat in the microwave ...Read more

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I am 62 years old female. Diagnosed with C6/c7 disc bulgs. I am a medical receptionist. Can I continue to work?

I am 62 years old female. Diagnosed with C6/c7 disc bulgs. I am a medical receptionist. Can I continue to work?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. Even people with injuries or other medical conditions can remain effectively employed with proper dynamics. ...Read more

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C6 C7 bulging disc 1 mm, is that bad?

No: A one mm disc bulge is not concerning. If does pose any risks or concern. ...Read more

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Disc bulge, c6-c7, protrusion measures 11 x 3 mm. Thoughts?

Disc bulge, c6-c7, protrusion measures 11 x 3 mm. Thoughts?

Many options: Don't be confused by the size of the herniation. What are your symptoms? We don't treat MRI findings we treat people and their symptoms. If you are having pain and neurological problems that are interfering with your life and work then there are many options to help you. If you are relatively well and pain free, then we can design a home exercise protocol, medication regimen and precautions. ...Read more

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Will bulging disc in c6&c7 cause horrible headaches 24 7. I have mgraines but this 1000 times worse?

Will bulging disc in c6&c7 cause horrible headaches 24 7. I have mgraines but this 1000 times worse?

Possible: Neck issues can cause headaches of different severity however, if these headaches are worse then migraines, I would make sure your physician is aware of the pain. Other medical conditions need to be ruled out and you need to inquire about receiving a CT or/and MRI of the head. I would not blame these headaches on the neck disc unless you already have had an adequate headache work up. Good luck ...Read more

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Herniated neck disc c6-c7. Did physio for 8 weeks. Better, but condition unstable. Still daily pain. Easily restrain neck. What to do to recover fast?

Herniated neck disc c6-c7. Did physio for 8 weeks. Better, but condition unstable. Still daily pain. Easily restrain neck. What to do to recover fast?

Nothing: There is no fast recovery for spine injuries. The body heals at it's own pace. Even after the initial recovery, you will still need to continue a home program to maintain your improvement. Follow up with your doctor to see if additional therapy or other treatments are needed. ...Read more

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How long should I need pain management for C6 C7 disc surgery due to MRSA?

MRSA: What I understand you got infection with MRSA after surgery. Then pain should improve with curing the infection. Talk to the surgeon. ...Read more

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How common is the "domino effect" after a c5-c6 c6-c7 fusion to address radiating pain/weakness due to disc/spur compression?

Disc loading: I do not use terms, "domino effect." The fact is having two levels fused in your neck definitely means adjacent levels are being overworked and have a significant chance of being injured resulting in bulges/herniations. If you gave récent l'y hard fusion as above, try to minimize neck flexion. If you have recurrent neck/arm pain since above fusion--problems. I might be able to help you. ...Read more

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C6/c7 small central protrusion, almost herniation but not touching spinal cord. Does it heal on its own? Sports I should avoid?

C6/c7 small central protrusion, almost herniation but not touching spinal cord. Does it heal on its own? Sports I should avoid?

Avoid axial load: Anything that would push your head toward your feet will not be good for your discs. Soccer headers, football, high diving, carrying stuff on your head--an ancient sport, see picture. Relying on minimal image findings is not the thing. Clinical course is the key. In older folks the rule is 30% get better, 30% get worse and 30% stay the same. I suspect odds in a younger pt. Are better. ...Read more