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Suffer from degenerative disc disease. Neck pain, burning in the upper back and back spasms. Surgery needed?

I had xray and the doctor told me I had dics degenartive diease mod to severe in the c4 c5 and mod in the c3 c6. I have neck pain that comes and goes, I have a burning in my neck and upper back, I have had back spasm for about 6 months, and I also have the burning and tingling in my arm off and on. I had an MRI today but surgey has been mention. Is surgey a high possibly for this
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Based on details you have moderate to severe disc prolapse at c4/c5 and c3/c6, with back spasm.

Most of the cases can be medically managed with neuralgic drugs, analgesics and cervical collar.

Decision of surgery depends on the weakness, onset and extent of lesion on MRI. Discuss with treating Neurophysician/Neurosurgeon for same


Dr Sandhya Manorenj
Hi tech city ,Hyderabad
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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