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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Compression fracture: 20 y/o is too young to osteoporosis but some conditions may lead to early one such as cystic fibrosis. Trauma is by far the leading cause for such thi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis : Multiple level degenerative disc disease is another way to say you have developed some degenerative arthritis in your neck. If your pain is severe, o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Multiple symptoms : Not a good format to help with multiple symptoms so follow up with your doctor or contact us to discuss
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Could mean 3: The word should you use could describe up to three nerves involved. Depending on the specifics , that could be three nerves with branches on each side ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience in 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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience in 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience in 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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Tsung
17 years experience in 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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Symptoms?: Sounds like you had an imaging study. Herniated bulged and compressed discs are of no significance unless you have symptoms that correlate with the n ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Gill
40 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
HNP cervical Disc: Yes. Extrusion means out of containment allowing movement under certain conditions.

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