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i have discs out and nerve compression and narrowing of roots

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Would not be unique: Cervical spondylosis can be a trigger for tension headaches and even migraine headaches, and the disc issues can certainly make all of this far clinic ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Sciatic pain can be due to an inflamatory reaction as well as direct nerve root compression or both. When a disc herniates, there is an inflammatory ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Absolutely: In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica= nerve com-: Pression of the nerves making the sciatic nerve. If no compression then sciatica is unlikely, except if the compression is by spurs of bone from arthr ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Absolutely: Sciatic can occur without weakness. Emg will be abnormal at a certain point after damage has interfered with nerve muscle connections. That means th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience clinical Psychology
Very common: Amitriptyline or Elavil (amitriptyline) is an older style antidepressant called a tca (tricyclic antidepressant). It has been used in recent years fo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It means you are compressing that nerve root resulting in radicular pai aka sciatica. I will generally treat this with a tapering course of prednison ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical stenosis: Cervical stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal and the neural foramina is caused by degeneration of the disc spaces, ruptured discs, and overgrow ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: is there any anterior spurring? this might lead to difficulty swallowing
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Find prolotherapy : Ligament injury leadt to weakness and instability that can irritate nerves and cause chronic pain. The cause has to be relieved and fixed. Find ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See an surgeon: Sounds like you need to have an evaluation by a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery, usually an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. However, clear ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Woods
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve root pain?: Osteophytes are the body's way of spreading out the pressure in an area in which a joint or disc is wearing out. Sometimes those spurs can irritate n ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Clarification: The peroneal nerve is comprised mainly of l-5 level functions, and your described disc would be at the wrong site, unless of course, a small fragment ... Read More
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Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
See surgeon: Arthritis is usually involved in stenosis requiring fusion. If your leg weakness is new then this could be an urgent problem. It's possible that you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Conservative: Treatment consists of antiinflammatories, physical therapy, traction, accupuncture, rest. If nothing is working pain management will consider epidural ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
They usually don't: Disk herniation is actually more common than people realize because it doesn't always cause symptoms. If it is causing compression, and the pain is ge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lee
Dr. Brian Lee answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain management: This is where i would start. They have special techniques to do nerve blocks.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes that can be a : Symptom presentation from those issues.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yed: This type of spinal injury is possible. However a neuropraxia or stretching is more common.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
?????: There is not enough detail in what you have quoted from the report to understand your question. You need to repost with more text from that part of th ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Epidural: Steroid injection if you are having symptoms. Sometimes physical therapy can help too.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Neck pain: Bone spurs and disc protrusions can cause 'pinched nerves'.
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