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Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: There are a few
Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids.
Surgery includes disc arthroplasty(artificial disc placement) or fusion of the affected levels.

In brief: There are a few
Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids.
Surgery includes disc arthroplasty(artificial disc placement) or fusion of the affected levels.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
In addition, a non-fusion type of procedure called a foraminotomy may be helpful for certain types of cervical disc herniations. This depends on the location of the disc herniation: central or paracentral (off to the side). Discuss these options with your clinician. Recovery is often faster with a foraminotomy than a cervical fusion.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Usually no surgery
90% of disc herniations get better without surgery.
Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker.

In brief: Usually no surgery
90% of disc herniations get better without surgery.
Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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