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Is it normal to still have loss of taste even after a week after surgery (herniated cervical disks)?

Is it normal to still have loss of taste even after a week after surgery (herniated cervical disks)?

Any other symptoms?: This sounds unusual however not serious and will most likely resolve on its own. Discuss with your primary doctor if not resolving within a week. Difficulty swallowing or with tongue should be seen right away. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Can a chiropractor permanently fix a cervical herniated disk?

Can a chiropractor permanently fix a cervical herniated disk?

Not possible but...: A herniated disc means the gel-like substance in the center of the disc has leaked out and chiropractic treatment can not possibly make than gel disappear. See http://www.spine-health.com/video/cervical-herniated-disc-video However, a good chiropractor or osteopath may help reduce the pressure that gel is putting on a nerve. Another option to consider is prolozone: http://tinyurl.com/h7e7yp4 ...Read more

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Does a cervical herniated disk cause horrible shoulder pain?

Does a cervical herniated disk cause horrible shoulder pain?

It can: Severe shoulder pain is a common symptom seen in cervical disc herniations. There can be further radiation of pain down the arm as well. ...Read more

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Can chiropractor permanently fix cervical herniated disks or just reduce symptoms? Could that add 3 inches of additional height in an adult as result

Can chiropractor permanently fix cervical herniated disks or just reduce symptoms?  Could that add 3 inches of additional height in an adult as result

Cervical Herniated D: I understand your desire to have relief from pain Chiropractic Treatment can reduce symptoms, it cannot add 3 inches of additional height in an adult as result, it cannot permanently fix cervical herniated disks Let the Wise Woman within you ask: • Severity of symptoms • Limitation of Functioning • Seeing Orthopedic Physician, Establishing Diagnosis with MRI or CT Scan • Treatment Options ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Herniated disc: In my experience that would be a very unusual finding to see throat pressure and pain associated with a cervical disc herniation. ...Read more

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Should I get the acdf surgery done if I have 2 herniated disks cervical spine from c4 to c6 and c5-c6 is cimpressing on my spinal cord?

Should I get the acdf surgery done if I have 2 herniated disks cervical spine from c4 to c6 and c5-c6 is cimpressing on my spinal cord?

Comments: Neck surgery is a significant event, especially at age 25, and would strongly urge a second opinion, especially with a Neurosurgeon. If you do indeed have a spinal cord compression, this is a risky problem and needs more rapid intervention. The surgical technique may vary, but decompression is mandatory prior to cord damage. ...Read more

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What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician. ...Read more