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Cervical spondylosis

Q: My wife is having cervical spondylosis problem at c5 & c6 disc prolapse. I have taken several treatments from three to four familiar hospitals and consultations with six to seven ortho as well as neuro surgeons here at Madurai & Chennai but of no avail. In fact, traction and belt wearing has only aggravated my wife's neck pain. Please guide me properly.

A:I am sure you must have got an MRI done. If there is a definite hard disc on the MRI, and is not relieved by conservative treatment, I think you should go for surgery. It can be ortho or neuro. surgery can be in the form of removal of the prolapsed disc and fusion of the bone so that there is no movement at that level. You might need to keep the neck immobilised for a period of time following the surgery to allow the bone to heal and fuse. Best wishes!


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