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cervical c4 c5 herniated disc symptoms

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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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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 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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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: Causes neck pain and pain down your arm or into the shoulder area. Usually responds to meds, pt but if it doesn't then surgery is necessary
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Need for 2nd O.R.: Adjacent level changes are common after fusion surgery. Conservative treatment is still warranted like therapy, body mechanics, and facet ( joint) inj ... 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 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Neck discs: It means that the disc between your neck (cervical) vertebral bodies 5 and 6 has s bulge in the center of it below the ligament.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed.
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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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
HNP cervical Disc: Yes. Extrusion means out of containment allowing movement under certain conditions.
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 female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: S1 nerve impingement (at the L5 – s1 level) from a herniated disc may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients canno ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet jo ... 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain , you should get ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: It can be given in this situation but often times not preferable. The reason being, if the disc situation were to worsen during procedure positioning ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Seems likely: Seems from what you say there is disc in the left nerve path. Not that this doesn't happen it does and fairly frequently. Sometimes even scar tissue ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Lumbar Radiculopathy: Is the diagnosis you have which is a pinching/compression of a nerve root.
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Lower cervical vertebrae disk disease can affect nervous supply to the lower neck, shoulder, upper back, upper chest muscles. Pain/spasm of these mu ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Functional disorder : Sounds like you may have a functional disorder that is difficult to diagnose. May need a sitz marker study, or even defecography. Additionally, anal-r ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
May Relate, But...: Ct&mri typically done in static position, does not show what happens in motion or other positions & most importantly does not show pain or function, t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Challenging: Have found that these kinds of problems may deteriorate further following additional procedures, and better to try drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) o ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Bulging disc: Just having a bulging disc dose not mean surgery. Your pain is intermittent only - what matters is are there ant other features (weakness, sensory def ... Read More
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