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If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before i can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before i can safely play golf.  C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

This may vary based: On the size of the surgical incision but a minimum of 8 weeks, ideally 12 weeks with post op rehabilitation but discuss this with your surgeon as he may be doing the procedure with a minimally invasive technique which may allow for quicker activity resumption ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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I've a herniated disc @ c6/c7 in august '11. Lost all strength in right triceps. Tricepts getting stronger now. How long can full recovery take?

I've a herniated disc @ c6/c7 in august '11.  Lost all strength in right triceps. Tricepts getting stronger now.  How long can full recovery take?

Can take months: If you lost all your strength, the nerve was really pinched. If you recover fully it will take months. Do not stop exercising and strengthening the muscle because once you atrophy that muscle it will become difficult to get full strength back. You may need to get an EMG study done to see the extent of damage if you are not better and may even need a dedicated OT/PT program. ...Read more

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I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery ,lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery ,lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging , why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes for neck herniation far exceed lumbar outcomes in general the weak collagen is in every disc ...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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What activity should I avoid with a C5 C6 herniated disc?

as usual, it depends: The severity and location of the herniation as well as any neurologic compromise dictate what activities you should avoid. In general, any heavy lifting should be avoided. ...Read more

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I've had a herniated disc for 7 month at c6& 7&now i'm having issues with my lower back and degen disc disease runs in my family n can't find dr here!

I've had a herniated disc for 7 month at c6& 7&now i'm having issues with my lower back and degen disc disease runs in my family n can't find dr here!

? U live.: Ur pcp should b able 2 refer u 2 a spine specialist or rheumatologist. If none in ur area google 4 1 in ur area. U may have 2 travel a bit but it will b worth it. ...Read more

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10 ft fall,herniated disc c5-c6 impinges significantly on the thecal sac, the cervical cord and nerve root, waiting on dr, advise, what will come?

10 ft fall,herniated disc c5-c6 impinges significantly on the thecal sac, the cervical cord and nerve root, waiting on dr, advise, what will come?

Nerve injury: A herniated disk can cause nerve pinching. By reducing nerve inflammation it may reduce your pain. The doctor may suggest medication, injections, or maybe even surgery. Don't panic, getting your pain reduced and nerve less inflamed is the key. ...Read more

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Have herniated disc in C5 C6 in constant pain and numbness in right arm what should I do?

Have herniated disc in C5 C6 in constant pain and numbness in right arm what should I do?

Several things: First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections. If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read more

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