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How dangerous is a herniated cervical disc?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

By definition, if you have spinal stenosis in the neck due to the disc herniation and is causing problems, see a spine specialist to discuss your options.
Epidural steroid injections may relieve the pain, but the disc will take time to heal. If its getting worse or your are noticing weakness see a surgeon to discuss your options.

In brief: Depends

By definition, if you have spinal stenosis in the neck due to the disc herniation and is causing problems, see a spine specialist to discuss your options.
Epidural steroid injections may relieve the pain, but the disc will take time to heal. If its getting worse or your are noticing weakness see a surgeon to discuss your options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Cervical disc

If really depends on the symptoms and neurological findings.
A lot of people are walking around with herniated discs and having no issues and others can have moderate to severe neurological issues. The "dangerous" part is based on what the herniated disc has done to the spinal cord and nerve roots and further risk of potential herniation.

In brief: Cervical disc

If really depends on the symptoms and neurological findings.
A lot of people are walking around with herniated discs and having no issues and others can have moderate to severe neurological issues. The "dangerous" part is based on what the herniated disc has done to the spinal cord and nerve roots and further risk of potential herniation.
Dr. James Goodrich
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