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What is the best treatment for Cervical disc prolapse at C6-C7 level?

My fiance has recently been diagnosed as having cervical disc prolapse at C6-C7 level. he is just 26years old and he si having pain and numbness over his left hand. doctors say he needs to undergo surgery. one doctor advised him to undergo discectomy and replase with an artificial disc instead of just fusing it. now we are so confused as to what is good for him and what is the best treatment?
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Thank you for your question. It will be best that you consult a neurologist who would like to prescribe pain-killers, steroid and muscle relaxants in order to provide you symptomatic relief in your disc prolapse condition. Other treatments could be cervical orthosis such as a soft cervical collar/stiffer neck brace to restrict neck movement. In addition, the doctor may also suggest cervical traction or surgical option like discectomy, if condition is severe. Hope this helps.

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Hi Ellie924

I also had a disc cervical dis prolapse at C6-C7 which affected my right arm,fingers .I had severe pain in my neck/back.. The doctor had suggested surgery. I opted for a traditional Unani treatment of massage and therapy..This has helped a lot and my compression of the nerve root has been released to a great extent..I am still undergoing treatment for that..For details,you can email me at ***@****

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Hi Ellie,
           This is ram, even i have a cervical disc prolapse at C5-C6 which affected my right side of my body.the symptoms which i faced are numbness of my right side of my body and backpain. when I consulted doctors they adviced me to go for surgery.I went with artificial disc replacement at C5-C6. After the surgery my symptoms are reducing day by day.you can mail me at ram_jeji11***@****
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