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c5/c6 slipped disc

driftwoodddriftwood Posts: 81
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hey everyone,

My brother has a slipped disc on c5/c6 and c7 with nerve compression. His right arm is all numb and in incredible pain.

THe doc gave him lyrica and told him to come back in 3weeks. He said his pain is pretty unbearable and I don't know if there is anything else we can do?


Any advice is greatly apprecaited.

I am trying to get a couple app with a surgeon and orthapeadic to get a consult. Problem is he is currently in Africa and not sure if they have the right docs there so part of my question is what can he do right now as well what is the long term strategy for this kind of situation.


  • here is the radiology

    The cervical spine curvature is maintained and so segmental misalignment is seen.
    THe vertebral bodies have normal height and marrow signals.
    At c5.c6 and c6/c7, there are posterior disc osteopphyte complexes casing thecal sac indentation and narrowing of the exit foramina on the right. This is causing compression of the existing nerve roots on the right.

    The other intervertebral discs and facet joints appear normal.

    The cord has normal signals
    Paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable

    Cervical spondytosis with c5/c6 and c6/c7 disc osteophyte complexes causing thecal sac indentation and compression of the existing nerve roots on the right.
  • What kind of doctor is your brother seeing? Africa- I have no idea how their medical system works. Good luck :)

    I am guessing the doctor wants to see if the nerve pain meds will start working before considering any surgery. Many people have wonderful results with the nerve pain meds.

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