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Doctor insights on: How Could I Cure A Disc Protrusion On My Cervical

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How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

No cure!: When a disc bulges, it can be normal or to the point of abnormal. There is a weakening of the sac that hold the "jelly" inside the disc. Neck strengthening exercises and therapy and unloading the neck from stress will help but once bulgin, i don't know if they "un-bulge". Bulging of a disc doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. If the bulging encroaches on a nerve, then you have one. ...Read more

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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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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?

Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord.  How serious is this. Arm pain ?

Cervical Stenosis: This is serious and something you need to see a neurosurgeon about. Do not do any strenuous activity and be very careful of any falls as these may worsen your condition and cause paralysis. Good luck ...Read more

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I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis. Is this myelomalacia?

I recently had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis. Is this myelomalacia?

No: No, diagnosing myelomalacia on MRI requires signal abnormality within the cord itself, which you don't describe. Chronic compression of the spinal cord could eventually lead to myelomalacia, however. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis.Possible myelomalacia?

What to do if i had a cerival mri. Impression:large disc protrusion at c5-6, severe stenosis.Possible myelomalacia?

Herniated disc: Not to worry but you should visit a neurosurgeon in the next week for evaluation and treatment. Myelomalacia is swelling or bruising of the spinal cord from the herniated disc. Do not do repetitive lifting and bending (housework/yardwork) until a neurosurgeon sees you because the weakness and numbness could worsen with these activities. Avoid contact sports or jarring exercises (running) too. ...Read more

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What is a broad based disc protrusion?

What is a broad based disc protrusion?

Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk. ...Read more

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What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance ...Read more

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How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

How to get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Take it easy: Most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and if symptoms persist surgery is an option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more