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Neck Pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,321
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical

Can anyone help me?

I have a mild disc bulge at C6 and experiencing a lot of numbness in my forearm wrist and some tingling in the hand. Also the sensation of not being able to hold my head up. EMG shows mild to moderate radiculopathy coming from C6. Does this seem like a problem a surgeon can correct?

Thanks much.



  • Mark and welcome to the forum. It is hard to say what can make this better or not because we are all so different. I have always said that surgery should be the last resort (except in certain emergency situations of course) because there are so many conservative treatments that can be tried....PT , injections , massage therapy , acupuncture , etc....but only you and your doctor can decide if surgery is what is best for you. There are so many variables to consider such as nerve damage and the like that like I said only you and your doc can discuss and decide on. I wish you the best of luck in finding some sort of resolution to all of this but please do remember that surgery is never to be thought of as the miracle cure because it is not....can you get better with it? Sure but there are no guarentees. The best of luck to you and please keep us posted as to how you are doing. If there is ever anything that I can do for you then please just let me know....take care....Miki
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