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Have herniated disc in C5 C6 in constant pain and numbness in right arm what should I do?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections.
If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker.

In brief: Several things

First realize this is a common level for a disc to herniate & that most get better over time with treatment that can include: traction, activity modification, medication & sometimes epidural steroid injections.
If symptoms persist after 12 weeks of treatment & are severe, surgery can be indicated with a 90% success rate done by a orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon if a nonsmoker.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Sean Fuller
Family Medicine

In brief: Steroid shot

See a pain management doctor and get a steroid shot to the space and see if pain improves.
If not, need to see a neurosurgeon to talk about discectomy.

In brief: Steroid shot

See a pain management doctor and get a steroid shot to the space and see if pain improves.
If not, need to see a neurosurgeon to talk about discectomy.
Dr. Sean Fuller
Dr. Sean Fuller
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: YOU NEED TO SEE

The neurosurgeon or spine specialist.
Usually you would get referred by your family doctor.

In brief: YOU NEED TO SEE

The neurosurgeon or spine specialist.
Usually you would get referred by your family doctor.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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