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Doctor insights on: Bulged Disc In Lower Back Treatment

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Would herniated disc in lower back cause scar tissue in the stomach?

Would herniated disc in lower back cause scar tissue in the stomach?

no: Lumbar disc herniation is not a known cause of scar tissue formation in the stomach. ...Read more

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Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

 Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.

Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read more

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Degenerative spine in mid back, and herniated discs in low back. How serious are these?

Degenerative spine in mid back, and herniated discs in low back. How serious are these?

Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc in your lower spine cause middle thoracic back?

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 your thoracic as well. One caveat, and a very rare one, is if you had enough of a herniation in upper lumbar areas to damage the cord and cause a syrinx. However, this would have been seen on MRI and you'd have more symptoms. Incontinence? Yes=er. ...Read more

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What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.

Absolutely : Yes, a disc problem in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness that runs into the arm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a buldging disk on lower spine cause severe shoulder pain on both sides?

Yes, see osteopath: It's very possible that it could be from your low back bulging discs, if it's restraining motion up to your shoulders. However, you need to have this further evaluated by an osteopathic physician, who can review your films, your complete medical, trauma, social history to see how much your bulging discs are affecting this. Often times, this can easily be treated with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

Herniated disk -> back pain-sudden change in pain?

There can be changes: Disc herniations can present in various ways & change their pain pattern as they heal or progress or even recur as in 5% of cases. They can initially present as back pain & then radiate to a leg(s) & back pain will improve or stay the same. Leg pain can start as initial pain & improve & back pain can get worse & then resolve (centralization). Sometimes there is no pain, just neurologic issues. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

Upper back pain and neck pain for about a year. kyphosis and 4 bulg disc in neck. flex chest pain directly in the middle above nipples. chiro not work?

See your physician : this is not something for a chiropractor. You need to see a medical physician who can do a complete evaluation, and have you see the appropriate physician for an evaluation suggest one or more problems ...Read more

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Could 2 herniated disks in my back cause knee pain?

Could 2 herniated disks in my back cause knee pain?

Yes: Its possible. See a spine/sports specialist that can help your with this further. ...Read more

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Lower back pain right lower back swollen had MRI nothing showing but one disc problem?

Lower back pain right lower back swollen had MRI nothing showing but one disc problem?

Lower back pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Disc degenerative changes in the lower thoracic spine beginning t7-t8 tiny left paracentral disc protrusion at b t7-t8. Can this cause chest pain?

Disc degenerative changes in the lower thoracic spine beginning t7-t8 tiny left paracentral disc protrusion at b t7-t8. Can this cause chest pain?

Not really: If symptomatic it might cause a band of burning/squeezing sensation about 2" below the left nipple (no where else) around to the back. ...Read more

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