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Herniated disc. Have severe pain. Need cure

I have all the disc in my neck and back herinated, I have seen Dr. morgan Lorio in Bristol tn and went to charlottesville they told me the same thing, that they would have to start at my neck and go all theway down too the lower back, which i know will take several surgeries and i am 63 years old and not williing to have all the done, I also have a small tumer in the middle of my spinal cord , and of course i am in pain all the time, with out the medication i would not have any quality of life, so i thought this pillow mignt help the neck some, and advice will be appreciated and taken into consideration. Thanking you in advance, Joyce maynard, YYYY@YYYY I AM SO SORRY TO HAVE BOTHERED YOU, i DID NOT REALIZE THERE WAS A CHARGE FOR THIS AND THE SHAPE I AM IN I DO NO HAVE TO FUNDS TO SPEND ON THIS, AGAIN i AM SORRY.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I can understand the discomfort you are facing on account of pain due to herniated discs.

Surgery is definitely an option for treatment, but it is often not the first choice due to various reasons such as cost, high morbidity, risk of surgery or anaesthesia and patients' dislike for it.

In your case, you can start medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin capsules, which are very helpful.

In addition, physiotherapy methods such as ultrasound and IFT would also be useful.

You should take adequate rest, avoid forward bending and lifting heavy weights.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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