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symptoms of a thoracic herniated disc

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult: Herniated th disca. And gerd both can cause chest pain. It often is adeep pain , inside your. Bidy. Muscle pains are often more superficial. You did ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Replogle
28 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: There should not be any pain your thoracic spine from a lumbar herniated disc.If you have degenerative changes at lumbar levels, you may have them at ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wilson
10 years experience Anesthesiology
Tough to say: Thoracic spine is notorious for being difficult to pinpoint. The nerves have overlapping coverage in t spine. Usually diagnostic nerve blocks are requ ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: Pain in the back and, if a nerve is compressed as the result of the herniation , there can be pain, numbness and weakness in the area supplied by the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica: If a disc herniation occurs in the low back and pushes on a nerve, it usually causes pain or numbness running into the buttock and down the leg. If i ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Typical spinal : Stenosis symptoms in the lumbar spine are pains radiating to the leg(s) with progressive standing and walking relieved by bending over or sitting whil ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The same: Slipped disc is a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range fr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subbu Nagappan
37 years experience General Surgery
Good: basic exercises and laying on flat surfaces with utilization ofanti-inflammatory agents can be helpful in avoiding surgery
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Palmer
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Symptoms and terms: Many consider a ruptured disc and a herniated the same thing and use the terms interchangeably. A sequestered disc is a very large disc herniation. Wh ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not all the time: About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Not Usually Cervical: Cervical foraminal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, and weakness. It doesn't typically cause dizziness. Cervical stenosis can cause unsteadiness b ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal issues: stenosis is simply another word for "narrowing" of the space. So it's possible that a herniation (something going into a space it's not supposed to) i ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The treatment : Recommendations will be individually tailored to you. There isn't a one size fits all approach. What does your neurologist, orthopedic surgeon or neur ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They are similar: Usually a bulging disc refers to a disc that is starting to break down. Like an old tire, part of the disc weakens and begins to protrude into the sp ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes/No: Synonyms, however herniated disk is slightly worse than bulging disk.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
complications of OA: When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated. This causes compression on the nerve roots b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: A herniated disc in the lumbar region will not cause pain in the neck.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: In most people, the spinal cord ends at the top of the lumbar spine. Hence, most lumbar problems are too low to account for spinal cord compression. H ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Same: They both refer to the same thing. Sometimes people refer to a disc bulge as a small herniation.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic d ... Read More
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