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can degenerative disc disease cause paralysis

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Don't see how: Although the same degenerative processes (arthritis) that lead to cervical degeneration can also affect the temporomandibular joint itself and cause e ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Degenerative disc usually have effect upon the nerve exiting around their location. There is a dermatome MAP used to help diagnose which nerve is inv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
16 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Degeneration of discs can cause herniation. Herniation of discs causes bulging of cartilage and impingement on spinal nerves that innervated your back ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe--see Dr: 42 isn't that old for DJD to be assumed to be the culprit, and prolonged symptoms may worsen or become irreversible--so see your dr or a neurologist ( ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes: As you have likely heard, it is not the fall but the landing. Repetitive forceful drops can be transmitted to the spine and accelerate normal wear and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ho-Sheng Lin
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: There is a definite association between degenerative disc disease and hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause of degenerative joint disease is due ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, could occur.: The original impact could tear the annulus fibrosis surrounding one or many discs, and could lead to progressive discogenic deterioration.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Wear and tear: Since we are bipeds and walk upright, our discs support a great deal of pressure. Over time the support fibers (annulous fibrosis) may fray or split ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Synovial Cysts: Synovial cysts are quite common adjacent to the lumbar spine and are usually asymptomatic, and rarely affect the exiting spinal nerve. Best to discus ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Autoimmune disease: Lupus usually does not directly effect the spine or disks. There are pains, myalgias associated with lupus. In general lupus is not a direct player ... Read More
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