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I have long term back pain Assistant: Have you had any

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Hi I have long term back pain
Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no...on my MIR results is that my two neck "cushion" are moved and I don't know now or both are little cracked
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have that problem for long term...its started with arm pain and after all they send me for MRi
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  neurosurg replied 11 days ago.
Hello-

Is there a specific question we could answer?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Hi, what can I do with this bulging discs please? Physio, exercises....or...? I have no idea...my GP sended me home with ibuprofen and thats it
Expert:  neurosurg replied 11 days ago.

OK, thanks.

 

In most cases -- we start out with exercises and physical therapy.

 

Seeing a therapist is generally most helpful, because much of the pain can improve with improvements in muscle strength, posture, stretches that get the stress off of the degenerative discs in the neck (or lower back).

 

Using ibuprofen (antiinflammatory) is also helpful.

 

If you have pain that radiates down into the arm or hand -- then seeing a neurosurgeon may be helpful, as they would want to evaluate if you had "pinched" nerves in the neck causing those symptoms, as some of those may require surgical intervention.

Expert:  neurosurg replied 11 days ago.

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