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Cervical Disc Damage

Started by 100001464459004... on 03/06/2015 12:35am

Precise Diagnosis and Treatment for Damaged Discs in the Cervical Spine
Often called the “Band-Aid” procedure, a cervical discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed exclusively in the cervical spine—the area of the spine that begins at the base of the skull and encompasses seven vertebral segments that connect to the thoracic spine (upper back). It does not require an incision or stitches—which means patients have less risk for infection and usually enjoy a shorter recovery time.
I am very scared my doc recommended surgery, but so in pain I am afraid NOT to . M
y question is that many posts talk about the problem of chronic nerve damage if the situation is left alone. That is me , this all started with an injury 10 years ago and had a couple of wiplashes one from an extremely bad car accident in 05-(perpetuator uninsured of course) Today i cant do anything but lay on ice. What if i still leave it alone ( someone is sending me to a specialist who claims that through a type of bodywork that re aligns muscles - adjusts bones and teaches body posture can cure me. Well i don't know how that i can walk right when i am so dizzy i cannot stay on my feet long.

So many people who got the contemporary sugary for this complain of more pain after 4 years than prion to surgery - this is not a win win situation either way!

Anyone tried these recommendations which i will list here? i want a long term solution! am afraid these too just want my money so i am crossing my fingers someone will tell me there is a chance somewhere.

1. Band aide sugury:Often called the “Band-Aid” procedure, a cervical discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed exclusively in the cervical spine—the area of the spine that begins at the base of the skull and encompasses seven vertebral segments that connect to the thoracic spine (upper back). It does not require an incision or stitches—which means patients have less risk for infection and usually enjoy a shorter recovery time.
Does this laser surgery help bone spurs as well , i have both. Ant bad reviews for Laser option?

2. Bodywork or Rolfing thing for decompression of the C spinal nerves that lasted??

3. What they call burning the nerves to kill them ? Numbing the nerves? Injections into the spine.

I am really hoping some one or more can give me some positive recommendations which so far i cant really find on line.

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Hello Mary,

I have tried massage therapy that really helped me when I would have flare ups. I was able to get physical therapy for my neck. And I do most of the exercises at home. I have to do them everyday if I'm to get some relief. I also go to a chiropractor that specializes in upper cervical issues. Chiropractic is not for everyone. They can do more damage if they are not careful. But my chiropractor was in a car accident himself. So he knows what and how I feel.

I am now in the process of getting epidural spine injections. A series of three over two months. I have neck spasms that bring me to tears. So I can't give an opinion yet on the injections. I have never done the rolfing. And burning the nerves doesn't sound too good. I know they can stop the pain, but to what degree?

Have you tried topical creams? Like BioFreeze, or Salonpas cream? They work for me. You have to watch not to put too much on. It can burn your skin. But they can give you relief if you are careful.

If you try anything new for relief of your pain, please make sure you tell your doctor. So they have record of it. Some Oral pain meds can have the same ingredients as topical. So you do have to watch for overdose. Always check with your physician first .

Mary, prayers are being said for you. To find the relief you need.
God Bless you!

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Rather than trying to guess what might help, have you thought about contacting a pain specialist? They don't just prescribe pain pills (as I initially thought) -- they can order tests and suggest treatments, or refer you to the type of doctor or surgeon that will be best for your particular symptoms. If they decide you need surgery, don't be afraid of it. It worked wonders for me!!

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