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  1. #1 Which orthopedic shall I visit? 
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    Health is wealth. This is exactly the fact of human life. Unless you are healthy you can accomplish your tasks, and often become dependent on others. Recently, I was diagnosed with Cervical Herniated Disc. I have been going through severe back pain for last many months; however it was only recently that the condition was diagnosed. Now, it has been two months that I have been taking medicines to get rid of the pain but to no avail. I am really worried for the condition is deteriorating each passing day. Do you have any idea of the renowned orthopedic who can treat Cervical Herniated Disc?


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    Herniated disc is a common condition. Unfortunately it is not easily repaired. The disc is a pad of thick jelly-like substance in a membrane that functions as a cushion between vertabra. The "herniation" is a weak spot in the enclosing membrane that allows the disc to bulge out into the space of the spinal cord. It is the pressure on the cord which causes the problems.
    Try a phyisical therapist first. A physical therapist, not a chiroprator! Simple cervical traction and exercise may greatly improve your condition. If you can not get relief that way you may need to go "under the knife". This surgery will remove the disc and fuse one vetebra to the next one. It will necessaryily reduce the flexiblity of your neck. This is surgery that is easy to screw up, resulting in lifelong pain and possible paralysis. If you feel you must do it, get your surgery done at as major a medical center as you can. Chose a surgeon who is board certified in both neurosurgery and orthpedic surgery, or two surgens working together who have these specialties.


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    I know how it might be for you. I was diagnosed with the same condition after an accident. I used to have back pain associated with weakness in the biceps muscles. the pain was getting no good for the steroids. I was taking steroids for about six months and I wanted an alternative as the steroids were going to cause worse effects in the long run. I found an article about how Tiger Woods got stem cell therapy to treat his condition and I wanted to try my luck as well. So I visited StemMD my self and they put me on a personalized treattment process which continued for about three months. Now I am going through the fourth month and my back pains have lessened dramatically. Thanks to the news paper article I am feeling much better now and I'm continuing with the treatment at this moment as well. Hopefully you can get some help from this treatment for your condition aswel. Take Care!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dravidpeter123 View Post
    Health is wealth. This is exactly the fact of human life. Unless you are healthy you can accomplish your tasks, and often become dependent on others. Recently, I was diagnosed with Cervical Herniated Disc. I have been going through severe back pain for last many months; however it was only recently that the condition was diagnosed. Now, it has been two months that I have been taking medicines to get rid of the pain but to no avail. I am really worried for the condition is deteriorating each passing day. Do you have any idea of the renowned orthopedic who can treat Cervical Herniated Disc?
    I had a major car accident in 2000. I have injuries from my eyes (literally, trauma induced glaucoma) to my knees. I did 18 months of PT. They told me a wheelchair I told them to **** that idea. They said I'd never do a show again...was back on stage in 6 months albeit, my dancing sucked. The mind is a strong strong medicine in itself, IMHO

    I really suggest the PT. I don't take anything for pain. It really didn't work, and it's all awfully bad for you.

    Also if you can find a good massage therapist who understands sports injuries, might be beneficial.

    I would avoid surgery at all costs. They are coming up with many new treatments.

    The best of luck to you.
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    Hi dravidpeter123 and the rest! How are you guys doing? I also had the same problem back in 2011 and I almost considered having surgery. Like you Ven12345, I also had stem cell treatment (with Dr Purita). The treatment took 8 weeks and I as far as I can remember, I was able to get the beneficial effect 4 months after my last treatment session.
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