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What are my options for easing pain caused by herniated disk in neck when pt doesn't work?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Injections vs Surger

If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain.
If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain, surgery may be an option. Fortunately, for the properly selected patients and in the right hands, surgery can be very successful.

In brief: Injections vs Surger

If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain.
If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain, surgery may be an option. Fortunately, for the properly selected patients and in the right hands, surgery can be very successful.
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Facet joints

Chronic neck pain can come from the arthritic facet joints of the cervical spine.
Even if you have "herniated discs" seen on mri, unless you have a lot of arm pain with numbness/tingling, the central neck pain, referred into the shoulder area and up into the back of the head, may come from the inflamed joints of the neck. Facet joint injections may offer you great relief and control of the pain.

In brief: Facet joints

Chronic neck pain can come from the arthritic facet joints of the cervical spine.
Even if you have "herniated discs" seen on mri, unless you have a lot of arm pain with numbness/tingling, the central neck pain, referred into the shoulder area and up into the back of the head, may come from the inflamed joints of the neck. Facet joint injections may offer you great relief and control of the pain.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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