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Shooting pain, numbness with CERVICAL DISC HERNIATION.

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I am 32 year old female diagnosed with cervical disc herniation for the past 10 years. My symptoms had been worsening since 5 months with shooting pains, numbness and weakness. 10 days ago, I developed twitching of thumb especially in the left hand and its almost continuous. Does it mean progression of problem?

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Thank you for your query at
I have read your question with diligence .
If your present symptoms are progression of numbness,tingling and weakness in limbs then there are chances that there is progressive more. Compression of cord or nerve in your cervical spine.In that case you should consult to your neurophysician and should have a MRI of cervical spine to know present situation.
Hope this will help you,
Feel free to discuss further.

Patient replied :

Yes I have done an MRI that was the summmary: "Straightening of cervical spine due to muscle spasm Cervical spondylosis deformans C5-C6: broad based disc herniation with right paracentral disc protrusion causing anterior thecal sac indentation with bilateral neural foramen narrowing. Impingement of bilateral exiting nerve roots noted [LT > RT]." The also mentioned posterior osteophytes in the same area.


Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from this problem since 10 years. As you have mentioned, your symptoms have increased since 5 months. Added to this if you have twitching then its progressing for sure. I didn't get to know when the MRI was done. Has your treating surgeon mentioned anything about surgery. I feel you would require surgery. Please have a consultation with your neurosurgeon at the earliest.

Patient replied :

Yes that MRI was done on 22 of April this year and am scheduled to meet the neurosurgeon in 2 days. Thanks for ur opinion dr.

Yes, you definitely need the surgery in my opinion.
Thank You.

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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