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Are full body aches related to herniated disc?

Are full body aches related to herniated disc?

No: A herniated disc tends to cause localized pain or if a nerve is being compressed by a herniated disc pain can occur in an arm or leg. For example, if a disc is herniated in the neck, pain can radiate into an arm which we call a radiculopathy or radicular pain. If the herniated disc is in the lower back the pain can radiate into a leg and it can be severe. Full body aches are not related to a disc. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Are generalized body aches be related to herniated disc?

Are generalized body aches be related to herniated disc?

Only in Fibromyalgia: Disc herniation usually results in nerve impingement which causes shooting pain in the arms or legs affected by the specific nerve. Only scenario this can lead to diffuse pain in an overlap fibromyalgia syndrome where a constant pain generating source like herniated disc can causes a central pain sensitivity state. This leads to hypervigilance and pain awareness, felt throughout the body. ...Read more

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What causes tingling numbness i legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache..Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

What causes tingling numbness i legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache..Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, herniated disc issues, local nerve entrapment, or what is called idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. This warrants evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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What can be done about back and feet ache caused by herniated disk, when physiotherapy didn't work?

What can be done about back and feet ache caused by herniated disk, when physiotherapy didn't work?

Correct PT?: When people let me know that pt is not working my first question is who, where, and what was done during therapy. More often that not the treatment did not include an important intervention. Not all pt is made the same. Discuss this with your physician. If therapy has been appropriate then further evaluation or testing may be necessary to determine what part of the spine is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause teeth to ache.Lower and bottom have dull ache.Bad gums, fibro, herniated disc, headache, runny nose. Should i see ENT or dentist.

Can sinus cause teeth to ache.Lower and bottom have dull  ache.Bad gums, fibro, herniated disc,  headache, runny nose. Should i see ENT or dentist.

Multiple symptoms: Based upon your symptoms you should be seen by a periodontist, general dentist, orthopedic surgeon and a primary care physician or ent. Start with your worst symptom and see the appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?

1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to position my body for bed if I have a lumbar herniated disc?

What is the best way to position my body for bed if I have a lumbar herniated disc?

Typically however: You are most comfortable. If you are concerned about doing something to provoke the problem, speak with a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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Severe headache followed by full body aches?

Severe headache followed by full body aches?

Flu?: Sounds like the flu. Call your doctors office but likely they will tell you to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or another nsaid to deal with your symptoms unless he suspects a bacterial etiology ...Read more

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Could a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Could  a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Not really: but if the pain is associated with movement, then your body may choose to move into a position of ease and that may make you feel deformed, but generally as the disc heals you will likely go back to being normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more