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I Have Two Herniated Disks In My Neck What Is The Best Exercise Fir Me
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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
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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