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Does lumbar disc bulge cause numbness in hands?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Lumbar disc herniations do not cause hand numbness.

Answered Mar 1, 2012

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Dr. Thomas Dowling answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

No, not unless you were designed upside down! bulging discs in any location are not a source of pain but normal findings on imaging studies. Discs can be a source of pain whether normal looking, bulging or herniated. The most common reason for hand numbers is a carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing wrist splints at night to see if they help . If not, see your doctor.

Answered Oct 1, 2012

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