C3-4 DISC BULGE WITH SPINE IMPINGEMENT
Hope everyone is doing good.
My wife is having severe neck pain from last 3 months. First we went to normal physician who gave over the counter pain medication which is not of any use.
Then after seeing for 3 weeks we scheduled an appointment with Neurologist and visited him. When we went to Neurologist it is almost 2 months pain started.
Neurologist prescribed MRI and nerve test. After 2 weeks in our next appointment, he said there is mild to large disc bulge (C3-4) with spinal nerve impingment
, small bulge in C5-6 and suggested to consult Neuro Surgeon. My wifes symptoms are Left side neck pain and left shoulder numbness.
Neuro Surgeon suggested to get surgery immediately for C3-4 bulge. He suggested anterior surgery. But we wanted to try conservative methods first and then our neurologist prescribed Naproxen 500 mg, muscle relaxant and physical therapy 2 weeks back.
From last 2 weeks Physical Therapist tried Traction and other things. Nothing helped. She is saying that Surgery might be the only option for us. Even tablets are not helping my wife with her pain. Neck brace and cold pad are working when they are on. When they are removed its back to pain.
Its already two weeks and I am are worried like hell. It is getting hard for me to see her struggle with Pain. it seems only thing I can do is Pray GOD.
I appreciate any suggestions on below doubts:
Will Chiropractor be helpful for cervical disc bulges?
Do any one heard of conditions like these. If so can you please let me know what procedures followed to reduce pain and numbness.
Any suggestions/recommendations on what might help my wife relieve her pain.
Seeing her pain and my fathers struggle with kidney and heart problems for 3 years (he finally gave up 2 years back)
I can say one thing "THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HAVING GOOD HEALTH"
GOD IS GREAT.