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I have two herniated disks in my neck what is the best exercise fir me?

I have two herniated disks in my neck what is the best exercise fir me?

Consultation: I would suggest talking to a spine surgeon or rehabilitation doctor to answer this question. The type of exercises that you can do are going to depend on degree of disc bulging, as well as your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?

An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?

Two directions: 1. If no direct effect on nerves or spinal cord, do not operate but use conservative p.T., and perhaps motorized cervical traction. An epidural steroid injection may help. Over time the disks may dessicate and shrink. 2. Nerve compression, spinal cord compressioin, indications for potential surgery. 3. Have spinal surgeon evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the cure for 5 herniated disks, three in neck and two in spine?

What is the cure for 5 herniated disks,  three in neck and two in spine?

Depends on symptoms: Those findings can be asymptomatic if each can be correlated to radicular (arm or leg) pain treat them individually injection first then surgery, dont assume they cause back or neck ache. ...Read more

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What are my options for easing pain caused by herniated disk in neck when pt doesn't work?

What are my options for easing pain caused by herniated disk in neck when pt doesn't work?

Injections vs Surger: If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain. If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain, surgery may be an option. Fortunately, for the properly selected patients and in the right hands, surgery can be very successful. ...Read more

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Can you explain the surgery for herniated disks in their neck where it had to be fused?

Can you explain the surgery for herniated disks in their neck where it had to be fused?

Yes: Standard approach for cervical disc surgery is to remove it through the front of neck excavating it from the spinal cord allowing for safe approach & excellent decompression but now you have to stabilize the spine by fusing it. An alternative to a fusion is an artificial disc. Occasionally, disc herniation can be fixed from posterior approach without fusion if it is very lateral or to the side. ...Read more

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While pt for herniated disks provide some daily relief, every morning I wake up with a stiff neck negating the pt benefit.What can I do ?

While pt  for herniated disks provide some daily relief, every morning I wake up with a stiff neck negating the pt benefit.What can I do ?

Sleeping habits: Yes, sleeping positions and pillow conditions can negate all pt and medical help. Try an orthopaedic non allergenic pillow. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

It can't: Can't kill you but it can definitely cause weakness and numbness; sometimes severe dysfunction ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

How long does it take to recover from herniated disk surgery on the neck?

Quick: Arm pain is gone usually within days. Sore throat and swallowing probs disappear in first week or two in most. Healing allows light activities for most in first week or two. Brace discontinued immediately if short fusion and plate/screws used; 6 weeks later if no plate. Medium activities after 6 weeks. I allow heavy activities 3-6 months postop including contact sports. ...Read more