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karefreekkarefree Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am new to this forum, so forgive me if sound uneducated concerning a herniated c6 and c7 disk.
I had a sudden injury on 10-16-11 from lifing a very heavy object. Pain was severe and lasted for 3 weeks. I had a MRI that indictaes that I have a herniated c6 disk with a 3mm mass on the spine. C7 is is not herniated, but has slipped. The pain is better and I begin Pt tomorrow. My question is, if the disk is herniated how can this pain go away? Will this always cause me pain if I reinjure? Right now I have neck pain arm pain and numbness in my index finger. will it always be this way.


  • Hi and welcome to spine health.

    There are a lot of conservative treatments you can try like physical therapy, injections and medications. Fortunately (and unfortunately) your injury is new so you shouldn't have a lot of damage to the nerve.

    Make sure you go to a physical therapist that is knowledgeable about the spine otherwise they can do more harm than good.

    Good luck in your spiney journey.

    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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