A member asked:

Does lumbar disc bulge cause numbness in hands?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Greg Khounganian answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Lumbar disc herniations do not cause hand numbness.

Answered Mar 1, 2012


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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