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Treatment for Damaged Discs in the Cervical Spine

MaRayMMaRay Posts: 5
edited 03/05/2015 - 9:10 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Please let me know what works: I cant do any thing but lay on Ice. I feel like I've been Iced. lol

Anyone tried these recommendations which i will list here? i want a long term solution! I am afraid these too non invasive just want my money , but feel like sugary could make it worse? so i am crossing my fingers someone will tell me where there is a chance somewhere.

1. Band aide sugary: Often called the “Band-Aid” procedure, a cervical discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed exclusively in the cervical spine—the area of the spine that begins at the base of the skull and encompasses seven vertebral segments that connect to the thoracic spine (upper back). It does not require an incision or stitches—which means patients have less risk for infection and usually enjoy a shorter recovery time.
Does this laser surgery help bone spurs as well, I have both. Ant bad reviews for Laser option?

2. Bodywork or Rolfing thing for decompression of the C spinal nerves that lasted??Bodywork that re aligns muscles - adjusts bones and teaches body posture can cure me. I am wondering how I can learn to walk the right way, when i am so dizzy i cannot stay on my feet long.

3. What they call “burning” the nerves to kill them? Numbing the nerves? Or Injections into the spine?

4. Laser Sugary?
Proclamation: True or False? Anyone?
One of the great benefits of the cervical discectomy is that is allows the physician to accurately identify and precisely treat the appropriate disc or discs that are actually causing pain. After administering local and light general anesthesia, the physician inserts a small, hollow needle anteriorly into the neck. Using fluoroscopy to precisely guide the needle to the center of the suspected disc, the physician injects a small amount of dye directly into its nucleus to see if fluid leaks from the disc. If the disc tests positive, then a laser is passed through the needle and directly into the disc where it is fired intermittently to shrink bulging disc tissue and seal the tear (herniation).
If the patient has damaged or diseased discs in more than one level of their cervical spine, the physician can treat them as well. In fact, multiple levels of the cervical spine can be treated during one procedure.
I am really hoping some 1 or more can give me some positive recommendations which so far i can’t really find on line.



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