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After MRI, dx with c4-c5 disc herniation. Painful neck, shoulder & upper arm. How long should I wear a collar with simultaneous PT & meds.

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Until improved

however that really depends upon the disc herniation as if this is large, surgery may be needed to remove the disc from pressing on the nerves.
If symptoms improve then you should continue until your doctors say it is safe to remove collar. If there is no improvement then do not wait too long to see or get second opinion. Best wishes

In brief: Until improved

however that really depends upon the disc herniation as if this is large, surgery may be needed to remove the disc from pressing on the nerves.
If symptoms improve then you should continue until your doctors say it is safe to remove collar. If there is no improvement then do not wait too long to see or get second opinion. Best wishes
Dr. Paul Velt
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