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A 45-year-old female asked:

Can bulging disc in your neck cause impingement symptoms? at what levels if any would cause that impingement? would the bulging disk cause burning ?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Yes: They definitely could cause impingement to nerves, most specifically at the nerve roots exiting through foramen when the disc protrudes toward a specific foramen (opening on the side). This can happen at any level and can cause a burning sensation by irritating that nerve root. A history, physical and imaging is warranted.

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