Concussions - Head and Neck Injury/Back/Neck Injury due to car accident

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Had an automobile accident about 3 months ago. Was diagnosed witha whiplash, concussion, and severe back strain. Since then, I have had a MRI on both my neck and back. I have 5 bulging disc in my lumbar region but only moderate pain there. However, I have two severely protruding disc in my neck at C3-C4 and C6-C7 and a tear in the disc at C2-C3. I suffer from extremely bad headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, numbness in my finger tips, and even numbness in the back of my head. Weakness in my right arm also. Is pain management my best option or is surgery in my future.

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Mr David,

If you can send me the pictures, I can provide you with your best and worst possible scenarios.
Then you will be in a much better place to decide what you want to do about it based on your options.
In over 90% of cases we find that surgery is not necessary but I won't know until I see your films.

All the best,
Dr Arnone
St Louis, MO
(314)995-5719

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Robert A. Arnone, D.C.

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I can answer questions in regards to head or neck injury mainly in regards to youth or adult athletes. In my St Louis Office I have extensive experience in helping Concussion patients and those suffering from Whiplash Injury after a Car Accident. I cannot answer any questions in regards to Medications or Surgeries unless the person is looking for an option to improve or regain their health without Drugs or Surgery.

Experience

I am a board certified and licensed doctor that specializes in the head-neck injury in children & adults. I have helped Concussed Athletes from as young as 2 years old to The Professional Level with 90% Results of some improvement, much improvement, or total improvement. My unique approach is very different from what other doctors and hospitals are doing in regards to head-neck injury. We look at a physical aspect of this phenomenon, measure it, analyze it and correct it in order to achieve the amazing results that we are seeing.

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MSCA AMC St Louis Mens Lacrosse League - Player St Louis Kings Lacrosse Club - Select Team Coach Metro Lacrosse - Coach

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Ladue News City Holistic GetWellSTL.com TheConcussionBlog.com

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Elmont Memorial High School Nassau Junior College Adelphi University Life University

Awards and Honors
2010 Hawk Award - AMC 2011 Eagle Award - AMC

Past/Present Clients
NHL Star Player from St Louis Blues - Problem was shown to him, then corrected, within a few short months he was back and playing with no problems after being out for a year. 10 year old Lacrosse Star-Had Concussion and exhibited fatigue following. We corrected the head-neck mis-alignment and he was better by the next day.

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