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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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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anatomy: There are 2 different types of epidural injections in the cervical spine: transforaminal and inter laminar. Inter laminar injections are given near ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes, nerve pinching: A posterior osteophyte is a bony growth that is behind the vertebral disc, adjacent to the spinal nerve exit opening (foramen) and the facet joint. T ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The pathophysiology: is the same, but the location is different. Anterior osteophytes emanate from the anterior vertebral body, and very rarely cause symptoms. Posterior ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Sounds like muscle spasm to some degree. I would also question if MRI showed disc degeneration and/or facet joint inflammation in which case you migh ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
17 years experience Pain Management
Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The pain in the shoulder and upper back might b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No ; maybe: Cervical kyphosis does not lead to heart issues but a symptomatic cervical disc herniation can present with similar symptoms to angina or myocardial i ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Replogle
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. T ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It could be serious: The two most common levels in the cervical spine to herniate are the C5 - C6 level (cervical 5 and cervical 6) and the C6 -c7 level. The next most com ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not directly: C5 nerve causes referred pain to the arm, C6 nerve causes referred pain to the thumb. People with pinched nerves in the cervical spine will often a ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
72 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neck Pain: To avoid surgery try Necercises and Aleve (naproxen). The conservative and surgical Rx is outlined in my book, "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now. ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fairly common: Finding. This does not mean you will be disabled, just that arthritis is setting in and the discs are not as healthy as one would want. Work on streng ... Read More
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