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I have a displacement of cervical intervertebral disc without

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I have a displacement of cervical intervertebral disc without myelopathy what does that mean and do u get a stinging sensation and a stiff neck
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It means you have degnerative disc disease of the spine.
The stinging sensation is from nerve roots being irritated by the discs.

medications do not fix this...but the correct physical therapy, traction and other manual techniques might fix it and avoid surgery.

You have to see the right doctor.
That is a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, an MD specialist.

These doctors are trained to get your spine back into shape and stop the disc degeneration and to help you avoid surgery.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have done physical therapy 3 so pain meds wont help I als have fibroyaliga
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
I am not talking about a physical therapist
But an MD ,
That is the physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, also called a physiatrist.

A physiatrist is an MD or DO doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will tailor a physical therapy to you and your tests, and can do the tests, and who will also use novel electronic and traction therapies, and can handle pain control or work with your pain control doctor and your other doctors.
The reason physical therapy often does not help is because it is not individualized.
This doctor will do that as well.
These doctors...physiatrists are oriented to improving the situation to the point that you don't need surgery or medications.

This doctor will tell you if you can avoid surgery..if not, he/she will help you recover from surgery.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What I is novel electronic and traction therapy
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
One example is inter vertebral disc decompression
20 treatment cervical, 20 lumbar to begin.
A form of traction that allows the discs to float back into place and we think re hydrates the disc as well..giving the spine better building blocks again.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I know I being a pain but I appeciate u helping me so there are no meds that will ease the pain until someone can treat me my fibromyaliga is pretty bad as well
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes there are meds
Savella
Gabapentin
Lyrica
Cymbalta
All are choices here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im ln lyrica now I mean pain meds I so appreciate your help ty
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
All of these are pain meds
Your doctor can add something like vicodin for break through pain,,,,but I would try one of the above before I did this.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Im ln lyrica now my ok pain is pretty bad im sorry if im being a pain I have been in pain for over 2years
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
As I said your doctor could prescribe something such as vicodin for breakthrough pain
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ty
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there anything I can do at home I do wear a neckbrace which seems to take the pressure off
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
No you really need the medical help.
You can add ibuprofen to lyrica in the mean time
This will add an anti-inflammatory effect which might help
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Wll a chriopractor help
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Not until a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor approves of that



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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok ty
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If I crack my neck will make it worse
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
hello
I have not seen any recent accepts on my answers...we are only paid for accepts.
You should do gentle stretching only, and not crack your own neck.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I cant afford to pay u
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
good luck
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ty and tys for helping me
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.

ok

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