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What to do if I got into an accident and found that I had disc herniation and a bulging disc in the neck?

What to do if I got into an accident and found that I had disc herniation and a bulging disc in the neck?

Symptoms?: It depends on the size and location of the disc herniation, you don't give more detail but unless you have symptoms then watchful waiting would be the treatment of choice. Depending on the symptoms pain management, physical therapy and as a last resort surgery could be considered ...Read more

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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MRI=C3-4 disc herniation stenosis ap 0.7cm c4-5 c5-6 bulging disc w impression on anterior thecal sac?Loss normal lordotic curvature? What are risks?

MRI=C3-4 disc herniation stenosis  ap 0.7cm c4-5 c5-6 bulging disc w impression on anterior thecal sac?Loss normal lordotic curvature? What are risks?

What are symptoms: What the risks are of not treating those anatomical findings depends and what your symptoms are. The spinal stenosis is of more concern as it may lead to a more severe neurological deficient and the potential for permanent damage a concern. If there are no symptoms, the risks may be less. In any event, best talk to you Doctor. ...Read more

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How much does it usually cost for back surgery to for bulging or herniated disk?

How much does it usually cost for back surgery to for bulging or herniated disk?

Back surgery: The cost for back surgery is typically higher in the hospital than in an outpatient surgical center. The cost for fusion surgery such as artificial disc replacement or intervertebral body fusion is much higher than a simple discectomy. If you are a cash paid patient, you should expect the global cost for 1 level lumbar spine surgery is between $20k to $30k. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a bulging disk and a herniated disk?

Is there a difference between a bulging disk and a herniated disk?

Synonyms: The terms bulging disk, slipped disk, herniated disk are roughly the same idea that they disc has moved out of place where it should be and possibly compressing nerve or spinal cord. Typically though herniated disk signifies a slight increase in severity of pathology over a bulging disc. It gets a little more specific if terms like disc protrusion and disc extrusion come into the mix. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having a bulging disk and a herniated disk?

What is the difference between having a bulging disk and a herniated disk?

Disc bulge herniatio: A bulging disc occurs with degeneration or minor disruption of the disc complex. A bulge usually doesn't contact or compress the spinal cord or nerve root and can be an a symptomatic finding. A herniated disc is a bigger disc disruption usually associated with mass effect on the spinal cord or nerve root. Weakness, sensory loss, or pain down the extremity is usually found. ...Read more

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I have a small focal central disc herniation at t7-8 with indentation of cord on mri without signal changes. Emg ordered will this determine Surgery?

I have a small focal central disc herniation at t7-8 with indentation of cord on mri without signal changes. Emg ordered will this determine Surgery?

Doubtful: EMG will pick up large nerve signaling. At mid T spine, there should not be significant findings. Surgery is difficult at this level. What are the symptoms? Most likely an injection to the area (epidural) should help resolve discomfort. Typically, surgery is not attempted unless neurological deficits accompany the lesion. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from surgery on a herniated disk?

What is the recovery time from surgery on a herniated disk?

Same day low back: A microdisectomy or a minimally invasive version are typically same day surgeries with return to all activities by 3 months for best results according to studies but most activities by 2 weeks depending on conditioning and health status. For cervical, this is usually done with a fusion but all activities around same time period as lumbar but no contact sports usually with a fusion, . ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

It depend: As you know we have so many operation for herniated disc. It take about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Recovery time from surgery for herniated disk?

Usually 6-10 weeks.: Usually 6-10 weeks. People heal in different time frames. During the healing process, i advise patients to avoid heavy lifting or strenuos activity. I do encourage them to begin a walking program. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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My diagnosis is: t11-12 tarlov cyst, l3-4 slight diffuse posterior bulge (sdpb), l4-5 desicated cartilege (dc) and sdpb l5-s1 dc, sdpb with superimposed central disc herniation and moderate indentation of vts. What shouldi do?

See your MD: Looks like you have degenerative changes to your lumbar spine. There are many non-surgical treatment options. See your physician to discuss these. You may also want to be refered to a spine specialist. ...Read more

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