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Suggest remedies for sudden onset of severe neck pain and stiffness

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: Sudden onset of severe neck pain & stiffness from long term herniated cervical discs, why now? What are treatment options?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Let the spine surgeons decide what is best

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your questions and i understand your concern. ANy prolapsed disc diseases slowly worsens, this sudden stiffness and pain is basically a prolonged and slowly progressing prolapse and entrapping the nerve causing this slowly aggravating pain finally reaching a level where it is unbearable. I would recommend consulting a spine surgeon, let them run some labs, spine MRIs, assess the extent of prolpase and then decide whats next best plan. Physiotherapy, epidural steroids, decompression surgeries with or without fusions can all be put on the table and then chosen from depending on the extent of entrapment neuropathy.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Suggest remedies for sudden onset of severe neck pain and stiffness

Brief Answer: Let the spine surgeons decide what is best Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your questions and i understand your concern. ANy prolapsed disc diseases slowly worsens, this sudden stiffness and pain is basically a prolonged and slowly progressing prolapse and entrapping the nerve causing this slowly aggravating pain finally reaching a level where it is unbearable. I would recommend consulting a spine surgeon, let them run some labs, spine MRIs, assess the extent of prolpase and then decide whats next best plan. Physiotherapy, epidural steroids, decompression surgeries with or without fusions can all be put on the table and then chosen from depending on the extent of entrapment neuropathy. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan