I am amazed how many patients are not adequately treated for neck or cervical disease. Many patients have weakness in their deltoids or numbness into their digits not realizing there is severe compression of spinal cord. Because their pain may not be as great compared to sciatica, useless amounts of therapy and neglect occur. Patients should know this pain and weakness relates to a combination disc herniation and secondary bone spurs that compress the spinal cord. A problem can lead to permanent loss off function. New surgical techniques using a microscope can give a great outcome if applied early in the care plan. Most patients are not properly evaluated or diagnosed. Know all your options!

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