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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain
Question: 2 bulging disc
|kjbrannon - Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:32 am||
I have been having severe neck pain,numbness in arms,tingling fingers and a burning sensation in my back. Had an Mri and came back with 2 bulging disc with mild nerve root impingement. I was put on muscle relaxers and anti inflammatory medicine.But I am still in severe pain. Can hardly get out of bed because the pain is so severe. What would you suggest?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:26 pm||
These conditions can be treated in the majority of cases with medical and conservative treatment (non surgical).
Non surgical treatment include, physical therapy, certain exercises, weight reduction, epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and decreased daily activities. The pain usually improves faster than the numbness and the weakness if present.
Surgery for cervical disc herniation is only considered if symptoms are not controlled after at least one month (6 weeks) of medical and conservative treatment, or in very complicated cases with serious symptoms.
Follow up with your doctor is essential.
Hope you find this information useful.
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