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C5-6 protusion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Maintenance
I was in a car accident Aug 26 08, Severe pain 3weeks later. MRI was done in ER, showed C5-6 disk protusion. I was given steroid pills medrol pack for 6days. Neurosureon has me on 10pd weight restriction, no twisting or pulling. Repeat MRI in a month. Off work for one month
I have no pain, sometimes ifeel thight in the neck when I sit to long or if i sleep on my stomach by mistake, neck discomfort.
My question is, can I recover or does this look like surgery in my future.


  • But I have a friend with similar issue (she is a nurse). She did PT and recovered nicely without surgery but had to relearn how to do some things so they would not reinjure the area. You might want to request to see an occupational and physical therapist so you can learn to manage the injury and get treatments to minimize the inflamation. Sleep on a contour, foam pillow and use a timer to remind you not to sit too long. After awhile it will be come a habit to move and stretch. Good luck!
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