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I have bulging discs in c3-4 c4-5 and c5-6 what is the best

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I have bulging discs in c3-4 c4-5 and c5-6 what is the best treatment/surgery.
I'ts hard to walk and no strength in arms.
Hello
This depends on how much nerve compromise there is.
If a lot and there is true weakness as measured by EMG/nerve conducting you might need surgery now.

If not that traction and other manual therapies as designed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist.

But you need to have an MRI and nerve conduction done right away
If this is getting worse go to the ER.
If not see a doc tomorrow...orthopedist/spine specialist, or PM&R doc.
good luck

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification, just use reply.......

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi I've had MRI and nerve test. MRI shows pinch at 3 spots. I know surgery is needed. should it be conventional or Laser?

Thanks

Surgery might or might not be needed if you see the PM&R doc...in fact I have not had a patient go to surgery in a number of years except for one that had a fracture due to an accident, as far as those with this problem.

Conventional v. laser is a misconception...as laser is a tool not a method.

The degree of invasiveness has to be gaged by the surgeon and the correct procedure to address the exact configuration...often minimally invasive laser is not feasible in the cervical spine.
good luck


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