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How To Treat A Bulging Disc In C Spine?

my neurologist said i have 2 bulging discs in c spine mri then he wrote ? demylyeination .i have thoric and lumber and sacum deg disc deasese and ostio arthritis all in back i have loads of neurogical symptoms numbness cramps weekness ect could it be ms .thankypou
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

The bulging discs compresses spinal nerves or spinal cord. Symptoms are experienced along the area of distribution/path of that particular nerve.
Treatment includes
1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief.
2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful.
3. Methylcobalamin supplements are also recommended for nerve compression symptoms.
4. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist.
5. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms.
6. You can avoid using a pillow/ watching TV or working on computer.
Avoid prolonged sitting / leaning forward/ 2 wheeler driving for long distances.

A course of Muscle relaxants, interferential therapy (IFT) and/or Intermittent Cervical Traction (ICT) for a week followed by exercises will help you.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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How To Treat A Bulging Disc In C Spine?

Hello, Thanks for your query. The bulging discs compresses spinal nerves or spinal cord. Symptoms are experienced along the area of distribution/path of that particular nerve. Treatment includes 1. Use of cervical collar helps in immobilisation and brings relief. 2. Medical drugs like pain killers - acetaminophen/ibuprofen and muscle relaxants might be helpful. 3. Methylcobalamin supplements are also recommended for nerve compression symptoms. 4. Cervical isometric exercises are beneficial to maintain the strength of the neck muscles. Neck and upper back stretching exercises, as well as light aerobic activities, also are recommended under the guidance of a physical therapist. 5. Hot fomentation helps in relieving acute symptoms. 6. You can avoid using a pillow/ watching TV or working on computer. Avoid prolonged sitting / leaning forward/ 2 wheeler driving for long distances. A course of Muscle relaxants, interferential therapy (IFT) and/or Intermittent Cervical Traction (ICT) for a week followed by exercises will help you. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care