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An MRI shows I have two herniated disks in my neck that causes me pain often, what is the best treatment?

14 doctors weighed in
8 doctors agree

In brief: Two directions

1. If no direct effect on nerves or spinal cord, do not operate but use conservative p.
T., and perhaps motorized cervical traction. An epidural steroid injection may help. Over time the disks may dessicate and shrink. 2. Nerve compression, spinal cord compressioin, indications for potential surgery. 3. Have spinal surgeon evaluate.

In brief: Two directions

1. If no direct effect on nerves or spinal cord, do not operate but use conservative p.
T., and perhaps motorized cervical traction. An epidural steroid injection may help. Over time the disks may dessicate and shrink. 2. Nerve compression, spinal cord compressioin, indications for potential surgery. 3. Have spinal surgeon evaluate.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment

Pain mdicine first, steroids possibly, and/or, as a last resort, surgery or epidural steroid injections.
But check with a qualified physician and discuss the options.

In brief: Treatment

Pain mdicine first, steroids possibly, and/or, as a last resort, surgery or epidural steroid injections.
But check with a qualified physician and discuss the options.
Dr. David Sherer
Dr. David Sherer
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Various options

Treatment for herniated discs vary from physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid pills, steroid injections, and occasionally surgery.
What is "best" is what works for your particular case. Consult with your doctor to determine the "best" treatment.

In brief: Various options

Treatment for herniated discs vary from physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid pills, steroid injections, and occasionally surgery.
What is "best" is what works for your particular case. Consult with your doctor to determine the "best" treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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