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How long does it take herniated discs at c-4, c-5, c-6, c-7 take to heal?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The majority (close to 97%) of disk herniations (ruptured or slipped disks) will improve with time.
The inflammation (irritation) of the nerves subsides, and so do the symptoms. The process usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, sometimes a bit longer. Sometimes it is quicker. The body will sometimes absorb the herniation, but symptoms can get better even when this does not happen.

In brief: Varies

The majority (close to 97%) of disk herniations (ruptured or slipped disks) will improve with time.
The inflammation (irritation) of the nerves subsides, and so do the symptoms. The process usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, sometimes a bit longer. Sometimes it is quicker. The body will sometimes absorb the herniation, but symptoms can get better even when this does not happen.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Most probably you have had these herniations for a long time.
..You just got an MRI and now see a bunch of herniations....Try physical therapy, medications...If pain persists and you have neruological involvement like arm pain weakness...Than surgery may be necessary otherwise live with it.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Most probably you have had these herniations for a long time.
..You just got an MRI and now see a bunch of herniations....Try physical therapy, medications...If pain persists and you have neruological involvement like arm pain weakness...Than surgery may be necessary otherwise live with it.
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
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