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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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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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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

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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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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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Help please, my doctor says my c7-c6 disk herniated "slipping" in and out, do I need surgery?

Complex..: Hi, not all disk herniation’s need surgery and can be managed non operatively but this is definitely something that needs to be discussed in person with a neurosurgeon / orthopedic spine surgeon. They will go over your MRI's and your exam and decide if you need surgery or not. If you are having weakness or bowel or bladder issues you should go to the ER right away. ...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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back pain, numbness and tingling. ...Read more