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Hi my name is Margaret..
In 2009 I was diagnosed with Degenerative narrowing of the C5-6 C6-7 cervical , 2 Disc bulges, Nerve Root Impingement which gave me tingling/ numbness in my left arm... Earlier this year it seemed to get worse but started dropping things, general weakness so had a MRI done and in the 3 years one of the Disc Bulges has herniated... I recently had a Steroid Injection which gave me about 80% relief ... Next month I have an appointment to see a Neuro Surgeon.
I look forward to navigating my way around the board and doing a lot of reading, and hopefully give support :)


  • Welcome to spine-health. Have a look around and you will find others whom have the same issues as yourself. Check on the neck pain forum as that is where most members with neck issues post. Lots of good reads on members whom have had surgery and those whom took the conservative route. You might also be interested in reading some of the doctor written peer reviewed articles, along with some animated videos to help your understand the spine, along with what a herniated disc looks like.

    Once again welcome to spine-health, look forward to reading more of your post.
  • Welcome to a great forum for all of us, I am a backie but sure understand neck issues also.
    What type of treatment are you getting? Glad to hear the injection helped.
    So many ppl here for sure with neck issues.
    Keep reading and hope they can figure things out and handle pain for you.

    neck,bone spurs pain started 04, back issues and fusion l4,l5 06~hardware removed.
    good few yrs. 09 pain sharp, numbness feet,legs, diagnosed fibro, neurop. legs.lung issues.
    daily goal do good thing for someone.
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