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I Have Two Herniated Disks In My Neck What Is The Best Exercise Fir Me
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. 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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cycling/swimming: Stationary bicycle or exercises in water are good alternatives. ...Read more
Have 2 herniated disks and 2 bulging disks /cervial after mva in 06 that are now having issues limited mobility neck, arm pain age 57 choices
Neck Pain: Cervical pain or other symptoms can be treated with physical therapy but more aggressive treatment is may include medication, epidural spinal injections, and in some cases, surgery. If surgery is required, the vast majority of herniated discs can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Consultation with neurosurgery or spine specialist is indicated if symptoms of weakness are involving arms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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