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Have disc bulge, affected left side of body. On Physiotherapy. Help?

Hi , I am Venkat from Hyderabad(India), I have been suffering from disc bulge since 5 years.(c3-c4, c6-c7). It s affected my left side body , like left neck, left hand shoulder joint .I went for some ayurvedic messages, engish medicens, physiotherapy .Physiotherapy excersies cured me littl bit. I need 100% cure , for that what I need to do. When I try lift any weights ,pain is coming in left hand shoulder, Due to that I unable to do gym also. Please suggest me in correct way.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
The herniated discs compresses spinal nerves or spinal cord. Symptoms are experienced along the area of distribution/path of that particular nerve. This has happened at level of C3-C7 in your case.
Treatment includes
1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief.
2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful.
3. Methylcobalamin supplements are also recommended for nerve compression symptoms.
4. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist.
5. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms.
6. You can avoid using a pillow/ watching TV or working on computer.
Avoid prolonged sitting / leaning forward/ 2 wheeler driving for long distances.
A course of Muscle relaxants, interferential therapy (IFT) and/or Intermittent Cervical Traction (ICT) for a week followed by exercises will help you.

Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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