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Diagnosed with prolapsed disc in neck. Is surgery the only way to cure it?

I have just been diagnosed with a prolapsed disc in my neck and my doctor advised that although she isn t a specialist it s fairly big and therefore will require surgery. A few weeks ago I was even struggling to dress myself the pain was so severe but it s rapidly become manageable. I didn t ask many questions as I was surprised but she mentioned quite a few c numbers involved and from what I ve been reading online I would only have expected two to be mentioned. I m 41 years old, have a desk job and work long hours and I m fairly fit and healthy and not overweight (although struggling with lack of exercise right now). Any explanation you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
It seems that you are having cervical spondylosis. The long term relief involves improvisation of the posture, regular exercises of the neck to strengthen neck muscles and pain killers to lead a functional lifestyle.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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