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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No. Tread lightly.: No. Disc will not heal with injections. What ore your symptoms? Any weakness/numbness - see neurosurgeon. Pain only - nerve root block may indeed hel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Symptom dependent: The location of epidural blocks should correspond to the area of referred pain. It is certainly plausible that the treating physician did not feel tha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Yes if it is an extremely large disc herniation or if there is associated spinal stenosis which could be a condition known as myleopathy.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
18 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Adjacent Fusion: If you have a herniated disc at a level near your current fusion the new disc can be treated with a fusion that would connect with the other fusion. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing permanent: Activity can affect these diseases but usually for the better. Exercise helps the problems but only a little. Bulging discs are rarely symptomatic so ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Lifestyle limited?: I tell my pre-op patients with your problem that if they have failed conservative therapies and the symptoms are still limiting their daily routines/a ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
What's your question: Mri of cervical spine showed some degenerative changes. Do you have a specific question?
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Rx for disc symptoms: These medicines sometimes help: amitriptyline gabapentin tramadol People also find PT is helpful for this sometimes. Especially spinal traction, wh ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve imp ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Herniated disc: It means herniated disc. The disc is a cushion like piece in between the vertebrae. Itabsorbs the shock on walking and body movement. When it comes ou ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes ; No: All can be progressive degenerative diseases, however, while empty sella syndrome ; swollen optic disc can both be a result of intracranial hypertensi ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: If your description is accurate, a disc bulge represents no significant issue, and is merely a coincidental finding. Even in cases of full-blown dis ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Tsung
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not disti ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the d ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Well to start with: You must correct the TSH elevation. Clearly, hypothyroidism may be manifesting in you at least as dizziness or vertigo. Also, what are your B12 level ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
EMG should show : If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both b ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Certain lumbar disc herniations can result in the lose of bowel control. When this occurs it is a major emergent problem and requires emergent surgery ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily, --: Initial treatment should be conservative, ie, resting the neck in a cervical collar, therapy, nsaids like aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen in a majority ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Autoimmune disease: Have you been told you have an AI disease? some markers may be elevated due to generalized inflammation or specific organ injury. A true autoimmune di ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Possibly arm pain: A disc bulge at these levels can cause nerve irritation. C6 nerve pain can run down the arm on the thumb side and to the thumb. C7 nerve pain often in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Initial therapy: should include rest, NSAIDS ( Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve), routine LS spine xrays and orthopedic evaluation if pain is severe. Not all back pain requi ... Read More

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