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Can you snowboard?If you have ?A cervical disc herniation?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not if it hurts

If you have recovered and have no symptoms, then yes.
If you are currently symptomatic, not advised.

In brief: Not if it hurts

If you have recovered and have no symptoms, then yes.
If you are currently symptomatic, not advised.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery

In brief: It depends

It depends on the size and location of the herniation, the degree of narrowing of the spinal canal, presence of spinal cord swelling, and whether there is evidence of cord irritation on neurological exam. If these findings are present, activities such as snowboarding would not be recommended until the cervical problem is resolved.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the size and location of the herniation, the degree of narrowing of the spinal canal, presence of spinal cord swelling, and whether there is evidence of cord irritation on neurological exam. If these findings are present, activities such as snowboarding would not be recommended until the cervical problem is resolved.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes-i can snowboard.

If i had a symptomatic cervical disc i'd stick to blue runs and not totally shred the slope.
A herniated cervical disc can lead to major problems but if you don't traumatize the neck you should be O.K.

In brief: Yes-i can snowboard.

If i had a symptomatic cervical disc i'd stick to blue runs and not totally shred the slope.
A herniated cervical disc can lead to major problems but if you don't traumatize the neck you should be O.K.
Dr. Robert Greer
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