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bulging cervical disc

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in New Member Introductions
;) Hi my name is Wendy; I am a LPN and I have a question that I would like someone to answer for me if there is anyone who can. I have bulging discs at c5 and c6 that are pressing on my spinal cord. Is there a possibility that I could become paralyzed from this? It is causing so much pain that I can hardly function. I was told by someone that I could go a year and be fine or I could step wrong one day and be paralyzed from the neck down. If there is anyone who can answer this I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Grandma


  • Wendy1963- Hi I am an LVN/LPN also. I have heard that you can go paralyzed but my opinion is it would be a severe case. If your disc violently explodes with such a force and tears a vital part of your spinal cord like in a bad car accident or fall maybe. I know individuals who have had bulges and herniations for several years and have nerve damage from these bulges and herniations pressing upon the nerve. I have heard of the possibility but never from it actually happening. But then there are some people who just sneeze and mess up their backs.

    I really don't know but have you gone to a neruosurgeon or ortho surgeon. If you can hardly function you need to take care of the discs before some kind of permanent damage is done.

    I hope you find some relief for your pain.
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i cannot help you with your problem but i am so sorry you are having such pain... a doctor is the best person to help you with your questions!! :-C please take the time to contact one and get yourself looked after.. there is no need to be in crippling pain anymore!! :''( let us know how you are! :D Jenny :)
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