I Have Degenerative Disc Disease At Multiple Levels With Disc Bulging At C4-c5

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Asked by Pat

I Have Degenerative Disc Disease At Multiple Levels With Disc Bulging At C4-c5

I had an MRI due to neck and back pain. It showed degenerative disc disease at multiple levels with disc bulging, neural foraminal stenosis and a small right paracentral protrusion at C4-C5, as well as uncovertebral spurs and posterolateral osteophytes at C5-C6. I am scheduled for an epidural next week. What do you think my recovery time would be for this type of injury, or will I alway have some kind of pain problem from this?

Thanks.

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Hi there, Pat -

I know you asked this question some time ago, but did the epidural give you any relief for your back and neck pain? How have you fared since? Perhaps you'd consider returning and telling people how you're doing, since your experiences would be invaluable for other people going through the same thing.

I hope you're well. Here are some links on our site that might be useful to you, as well:

Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

How to Avoid Back and Neck Pain

Four Good Reasons to Have Spinal Surgery

Be well!

Answered by Amy Tudor