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Bulging Disc's

Okay, so im 19 yrs old. I got into a car accident a little over two weeks ago, went to the hospital got MRI's and they said i have a few bulging discs in my neck. Im going to the chiro 3 or 4 times a week, i tried percocet, flexeril, stretching, hot/cold packs, and nothing seems to work, I have massive pain in my neck, when i sit or stand i loose feeling in both of my arms, also when my head is touched, like brushing my own hair makes my hands go numb with a sharp pain going from my shoulders threw my elbows to my hands. I can barely lift a chair, or a laundry basket. Im feeling like surgery is going to be my only option. Just wondering if theres anything else i can do, and if surgery is nessicary how long is the surgery gonna take and how long is recovery?
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Hi there. Yes with these disabling neurological symptoms due to bulging discs, you need to see a neurosurgeon soon for planning an urgent surgery and decompression. This would relieve your symptoms. Surgery can take upto 2 hours depending on the no. of levels of discs being operate upon. Take care.


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