Cervical disc prolapse can cause electric-like radiating pain from the neck, arms and hand to any adjacent areas. Physiotherapy for cervical disc prolapse are neck stretches, seated chair stretch, towel hamstring stretch, back flexion stretch, knee to chest stretch, piriform muscle stretch. Yoga, swimming, walking and cycling can also help relieve disc prolapse. Heavy lifting, repeated strenuous exercise, and sudden pressure on the back should be avoided.
All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
How can cervical prolapse be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 72-year-old female and I have a severe prolapse. I was told four years ago that I had a problem in my cervix. So was unable to have a ring fitted around the prolapse. I have been told that it is unlikely cancer. Now after having it all this time, I have been told there are alter... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical prolapse has four stages according to severity. In severe cases, surgery is the best solution to relieve the pressure symptoms and to prevent complications such as urinary incontinence. The best solution is hysterectomy but in your case you refused it. I th... Read Full »
My cervical spine report shows minimal focal protrusion and desiccation of the cervical and lumbar spine. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had frequent headaches on and off for the past year. Since last month, I have suffered from severe headaches and neck and shoulder pain on my right side. Sometimes pain occurs in my right hand, and I cannot bear it. Last week I did an MRI of the brain, cervical spine, and a blood ... Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I can understand your concerns. I have checked the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). From what you mentioned, there are two possible differential diagnosis: 1. Headache and neck pain due to cervical disk prolapse. The data you pro... Read Full »
Are my various neurological symptoms related to cervical myelopathy?
Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic right leg spasticity, migraines, muscle pain, ataxia, nausea, vertigo, and pins and needles in hands and feet. Please, could you review my scans to see what is the cause of my various neurological symptoms? Is it cervical myelopathy or MS? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are cervical disc problems at many levels and mild cervical spondylosis. There is a neural foraminal compromise and nerve root compression in C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 cervical disc ... Read Full »
Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm.What could it be?
Query: Hello Doctor, Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm. Tingling sensation everywhere in the whole arm. The shoulder blade hurts, underarm pit also hurts. Part of chest and cervical bulges are seen. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from cervical disc prolapse and radiculitis that means there is involvement of some of the nerve roots that arise from your neck. What is the duration of your problem and what is your job? Your condition might need evaluation with x-ray of the cervical s... Read Full »
Kindly review my reports and help me know the cause of my sleep apnea?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old male. For decades, I have been struggling with chronic pain and fatigue, which naturally was making my sleep significantly disrupted. Last week, I did a sleep apnea test, and they diagnosed me with moderate to severe sleep apnea. The doctor said that my age and med... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports, and your sleep apnea is mild only (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is not related to the ENT issue. In contrast, it needs neurological ass... Read Full »
What should I do to control my cervical nerve pain and numbness in left-hand fingers?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have pain in the cervical nerve causing numbness in left-hand fingers. The same is now radiating to the right hand as well. For the last one to two months, I face numbness on the left cheek, irritation in the left ear (waterlogged), headache left side, and pai... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the neck region radiating to the left arm and right arm with numbness in the left-hand fingers can be due to these cervical spine changes detected in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) cervical spine. Also, we need to get NCV (nerve conduction velocity test) ... Read Full »
What should I do to get rid of right arm and neck pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my right arm for two months. Whenever I move my neck, there is a pain in my right arm. Find herewith attached doctor prescription at that time when I have pain in the neck and cannot move. I also had pain in the backside of the right hand. I have to spend a lot of time o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keep your right arm above your head and tell me does this position give you relief or increase your pain? Read Full »
Is arm numbness a symptom of cervical disc bulge?
Query: Hi doctor, My right arm is numb from the elbow to the wrist and sometime I feel like getting electric shock inside. About 29 years ago, I got my C4/C5 lower disc removed. I have neck and back pain too and for which I am taking Lyrica now. I had an MRI and the report is as follows. Tight cervical sp... Read Full »
Dr. Jakkal Piyush Pandharinath
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your complaints it is clear that you are suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc in cervical region. The prolapsed disc is compressing your spinal nerve roots of arm. I request you to kindly attach MRI images. Most likely it appears from your symptoms that you w... Read Full »