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Operate/no operate: Ask your neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon for details about operative vs non-operative care for your disc herniation. If you choose surgery, ask your surgeon for length of recovery. Outcomes from single-level cervical spine surgery to treat disc herniations show 90% to 95% of patients reporting excellent and good outcomes. Take a friend to hear about the risk/benefit analysis of your case. ...Read more
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
Hi i was wondering if a gangilon nerve block could cause disk problems as i had nine done in 2003 and then had disk problems at c6.And had disk replac?
And?: Sorry, but the equipment is 40 years old--some wear and tear is bound to happen. May be incidental, may stay same for next 60 years, or may progress to need for spine surgery in future. If not having pain in neck or upper extremities, remain active without overdoing it. Discuss with your Dr your concerns and eat healthy. Absent other symptoms, only time will tell. ...Read more
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Cervical spine: Your question very vaque, lacks details. Dontt know ur age but if referring cervical spine, many causes from trauma to aging. Need diagnosi proper evaluation. In most cases structured physical therapy is safest and with traction often best treatment. Real problems arise when spinal cord or nerves as exist holes in vertebrae usually affected upper extremities. Some things are due wear and tear. Fi. ...Read more
I have c6/c7 disc. What should I do to reduce the symptoms and pain? And do I should go to Physiotherapist?
Here's a pretty good site that'll give you some perspective:
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
Could and injury to C6 or L5S one cause syncope? Two months after being injured I started having syncopal episodes.
Have had herniated C6-7 for some time no serious pain. now just touching area painful and pressing forget about it yet MRI same. just local pain. ????
If the MRI is the: samr then most likely just some local irritation and not related to the disc but go to the ER of pain doesn't improve ...Read more
Spinal cord injury: Generally the lower in the spinal cord the better the better C7 leaves you with wrist extension and the abilty to work a joy stick on a mototorized wheel chair C6 involvement implies loss of wrist extention control initial levels can change as swelling subsides. ...Read more
No: Nerve supply to the facial muscles are from 7 th cranial nerve , coming from side of the brain stem on either side, and the sensory supply is from 5th cranial nerve called trigeminal nerve which devides into 3 branches called opthalmic, maxillary and mandibular . The cervical roots form peripheral nerves called spinal nerve roots and the disc herniation at c6, C7 won't cause numbness face most times. ...Read more
C6 Nerve: A c5/6 issue will usually involve the C6 nerve causing a radiculitis/radiculopathy ("pinched nerve"). This will normally give you tinging and numbness on your front of upper arm into forearm and to thumb and index finger. Weakness can be seen in the extensor of your wrist, muscle that rotate your hand down, your flexor of the arm. ...Read more
It depend were: If you mean epidural injection which done under x-ray guidance, i believe it could help. ...Read more
Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more
See a neurosurgeon: Usually this is caused by an old or active injury to the spinal cord. Most common cause is from a disc herniation/bulge. Subtle signs of spinal cord compression are fine motor skill problems of the hands such as difficulty with buttoning buttons and also mild difficulty with walking. You should go see a neurosurgeon to help decide if there is active compression. ...Read more
Disc fluids are: Drying up, as a result of this dryness and loss of fluid, the disc(s) degenerate (wear away) to a degree. Disc desiccation is the earliest visible sign of disc degeneration. Disc degeneration can range in severity from mild, moderate, to severe. Severe cases of disc degeneration can require surgery to fix the problem. ...Read more
What type of surgery do they do for early degenerative spondylosis that is mainly in the c4-c6 areas?
See below: This depends on your symptoms. Since you are on quite a bit of pain meds i assume that you have significant pain. Still, it's probably too early to do surgery on mild degenerative changes. Do you have any other symptoms? Physical therapy & pain management would help. There is also a full range of cervical spinal blocks that can be done as well. Consult with your dr, a neurosurgeon or pain doctor. ...Read more
I have lost of normal t2 disc signal intensity is especially at c4-5, c5-6 and c6-7, what exactly does that mean?
Probably Degen Disc: Loss of disc t2w signal indicates drying out, loss of some water content, commonly seen with intervertebral disc degenerative changes. ...Read more
I would like to what i can do for my cronic pain in the c1-c6 area of my neck.I have had this since 2006.What to do?
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