I really don't want surgery. I have a "moderate to large" herniation at c5-c6 and a small herniation at c6-c7. I am only 40 and really don't want to go down the surgery road. Have any of you had success with a chiropractor of PT? If so what sorts of exercises did they have you do?
This happened to me almost 2 months ago and I feel much better. It was slowly getting better than I had the steroid injections and most of the tingling/numbness is gone from my arm. I want to do anything I can. I suggested PT to my doctor and He said that since I don't have weakness anymore to leave well enough alone. Is it possible to get the disc to go back in the space? I'm really looking for something I can do at home.
One more question....if you went the chiropractor route did they adjust your neck? I went to a chiropractor before seeing my Primary doctor and she tried to adjust my neck on the bad side 3 times and it wouldn't adjust. I didn't think they were supposed to adjust a neck with a herniation. It was obvious that was what I had based on symptoms even though I hadn't yet had an MRI.
Thanks for any help!