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Cervical disc disease

Started by RobinJeannie on 11/27/2017 8:20pm

Hi,i recently ,march found out that the disc in my neck are cookie crumbs. Cause unknown and possible causes too long ago to know for sure. But the ongoing problem is pain and losing control of arms and legs. Unfortunately 11 yrs ago at 49 my head started jerking and no one can figure out why or what it is. First neuro said i had old peoples disease ugg at 49? And nothing he could do accept shots. Which i dont want. I recently found a good neuro surgeon whom wants to do surgery. But is unable to. Because of head jerk. So far. They cant find a way to stop the jerking. Which leaves me with no hope,no answers and pain. That is somtimes unbearable. Im hoping ,being new to this and still in shock that somone can give me hope. Ty for listening. And ty for your response

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Hi, RobinJeannie--thanks for taking the time to post to our Community! We aren't medical professionals, so unfortunately, we don't have an answer for you on the head jerking you described. Our best advice is to continue seeking different opinions and perspectives from other neurologists, because we firmly believe there's an answer out there for you. Our doctor finder tool may provide you some good neuro options for you in your area: https://www.spineuniverse.com/locate/spe... .

The cervical disc disease you described is something we can provide more information on. Surgery is actually a rare treatment option for cervical degenerative disc disease, and if that's not an option for you at this time, we'd like to share some information on non-surgical therapies that many people have found to effectively manage their disc pain:
( Treatments for Degenerative Disc Disease ). Perhaps one or a combination of these treatments might help you, but we recommend talking to your doctor before giving any of these a try.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please keep us posted on how you're doing and if you learn anything new. We wish you the best!