Need an advice here
I had some pain (not too much) in my neck and numbness in my right hand small finger.
I was suggeted for an MRI and it is found that there is disk herniation at C5-6 and C6-7 levels.
There is a considerable compression of spinal cord because of this.
I was adviced by a spine sergon that I should have disk replacement surgery.
I took a 2nd opinion from a doctor in sports medicine and he opined that this can be cured by some muscle strenthening execises.
After about 45 days I am completely free from neck pain however the numbness in the finger remains.
The doctor said that this will take about 3 months (numbeness) to cure and then in absence of any symptoms I do not have to undergo surgery.
I will have to however continue the exercise for life
I need an advice whether a herniated disk can give any trouble in future and whether further bulging can be stopped by any means
Have a great day