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How to cure sharp pain in neck upto to the spinal cord?

hey, so 4 days ago I was cleaning the bathroom at my work and I felt a really sharp pain in my neck and went all down my spinal cord. I could barely walk that day but as it progressed it got better. jump to the next day and ever since, I ve had majopr pain in my neck to the point where I can t move it to my right, and I have pain in my shoulders and a tingling in my left hand. I looked it up myself and the symptoms seem to be that of a slipped disc, but could there be something else, and what should my next step be?
Tue, 5 May 2015
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Hi
you have guessed it right these symptoms are probably of a disc prolapse in the cervical region and if the pain extends to the hand then lower discs may be involved.
be on rest
take analgesics
get an mri of the cervical spine done
do not lift any weight on neck,
do not excessively move the neck
use cervical pillow.
traction may be helpful, and some doctors prefer a short course of steroids to reduce edema and pain.
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How to cure sharp pain in neck upto to the spinal cord?

Hi you have guessed it right these symptoms are probably of a disc prolapse in the cervical region and if the pain extends to the hand then lower discs may be involved. be on rest take analgesics get an mri of the cervical spine done do not lift any weight on neck, do not excessively move the neck use cervical pillow. traction may be helpful, and some doctors prefer a short course of steroids to reduce edema and pain.