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Forum Name: Neurology Topics
Question: Disc Bulge C5-C6
|TWNH - Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:37 pm||
If a disc bulge formed at C5-C6 due to poor computer screen/neck positions/sitting ergonomics, if some ergonomic corrections were eventually made, would all of the pain and symptoms go away? Or could the pain and symptoms continue even after some fixes? Do bulges ever go away literally?
|John Kenyon, CNA - Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:01 pm||
The answer is more or less the inverse of your questions: if ergonomic provisions are made, the symptoms could go away. The pain and symptoms also could return or persist after installation of ergonomic accomodations.
Some disc bulges are correctable and sometimes do move back into place, or at least improve sufficiently to avoid having to do more invasive corrections. I think ergnomic intervention makes very good sense, although of course a lot depends upon the size of the bulge to start with. Even so, if it's attributable to postural deficiency, there's an even chance the symptoms will improve and more aggressive treatment can be avoided or at least forestalled. If the ergonomic accomodations don't help, then the next steps, medically, can be taken. I'd certainly give ergonomics a chance, first.
I hope this helps. Best of luck to you. Please keep us updated.
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