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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can pain due to a herniated disc be treated?

From a car accident 2 months ago I suffered 4 bulging discs in my neck My Neurologist has stated that two of those bulges could be herniated. Yesterday during a physical therapy session performing an elastic pull neck stretching exercise I felt something move slightly in my neck accompanied by a brief stab of burning pain but which subsided almost immediately. Later that day I realized that the constant pressure and stiffness I had felt since the accident seemed to be alleviated. Could I have experienced a nerve or spinal sac being released from a pinch. Since my Doctors have stated that there could already be a slow leak is it possible that a leak mey now be a a larger leak?
Mon, 3 Sep 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response

The leak does not become larger by external maneuver. It is the underlying nerve compression itself responsible for the agony of the condition.

Relief with analgesic, heating pad application, assisted physiotherapy cervical brace support and future need of surgery as per the case response.

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