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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for herniated disc

I have a herniated disc at T5-T6 for almost 2 years. My MRI showes some spinal cord flattening at the herniation. On Saturday I participated in a cycle spin class. During the class I stopped early due to leg numbness with a pins and needle feeling. The numbness is on and off. I also noticed a new metallic taste in my mouth. Is this something I need to be concerned about?
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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For herniated disc you can start with a conservative management like postural correction during work and graded physiotherapy exercises. If that doesn't prove helpful epidural steroid injections might help in which 3 injections of triamcenalone are injected in epidural space at the interval of 1 week each.this will definitely help to improve your symptoms. Last resort for your problem is to go for operative discectomy which could be either endoscopic or open.
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