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I am wondering what the next step to proceed in this situation would be. I've been seeing a chiropractor and a family practice doctor, however it seems I've hit a wall with either of them really directing me in which way I need to go and maybe how urgently I should get treatment done and if I need surgery or not instantly or if routes of physical therapy should be considered.

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Category: Spine Surgeon
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Mr. Fruechte,
Thankyou for approaching DoctorSpring with your query.

I have gone through you MRI report. Based on the report I do not see the need for surgery at present. I guess that your family physician should be prescribing neuralgic medications. If are not feeling better then you might require a higher dosage or change in the medications. I feel that taking physical therapy along with these medications should help you.
Later you still have an option to see a pain therapist if your symptoms persist.
I can assure you that you do not require surgery as of now.

Feel free to follow up.
Get well soon.

Patient replied :

In your opinion is there any concern with the cervical region and the dics pushing into the spinal cord, or is that not a concern at this moment?

Hello again,

At the cervical level, the mild disc bulge/prolapse is definitely not a matter of concern. You just need to continue medicines and start physical therapy.

Please feel free to discuss further.

Dr. Goutham Cugati
Category: Spine Surgeon
Residency: Neurosurgery, the Post-Graduate Institute of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Achanta Lakshmipathi Neuro surgical Center, VHS Hospital, Chennai, 2011

Postgraduate in Neurosugery: DNB, National Board of Examinations,
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Medical School: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, JSS Medical College, 2004
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