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Can cervical disk bulge cause arm weakness?

Can cervical disk bulge cause arm weakness?

Possible: If the disc is pressing on a nerve root or part of the spinal cord, it could cause weakness and/or numbness in the arm. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Rear end mva 19 yrs ago. Cervical pain since. Neck, back of head worst. Chiro helps for a while, nothing else. Mri shows bulge disk. No ins. Help?

Rear end mva 19 yrs ago. Cervical pain since. Neck, back of head worst. Chiro helps for a while, nothing else.  Mri shows bulge disk. No ins. Help?

Think-Cervical Facet: Disc bulge may be an incidental finding. Probably may be a contribution of the cervical facets. See a spine physiatrist, pain m.D or spine physician. ...Read more

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The result of my MRI of cervical spine is-- 1. Paracentral disk bulge at c5-6 level with right side neural canal encroachment seen what does it mean..

The result of my MRI of cervical spine is--
1. Paracentral disk bulge at c5-6 level with right side neural canal encroachment seen
what does it mean..

C5-6 Disc: A disc herniation at c5-6 will result in symptoms from the c6 nerve root. The patern of pain and numbness usually extend into the thmb and index fingers and weakness, if present, is typically in the right biceps muscle. A nerve root block can be of benefit and if the symptoms are not improving, surgical treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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Have 2 herniated disks and 2 bulging disks /cervial after mva in 06 that are now having issues limited mobility neck, arm pain age 57 choices ?

Have 2 herniated disks and 2 bulging disks /cervial after mva in 06 that are now having issues limited mobility neck, arm pain age 57 choices 
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Neck Pain: Cervical pain or other symptoms can be treated with physical therapy but more aggressive treatment is may include medication, epidural spinal injections, and in some cases, surgery. If surgery is required, the vast majority of herniated discs can be treated with minimally invasive surgery. Consultation with neurosurgery or spine specialist is indicated if symptoms of weakness are involving arms. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for cervical disc bulge?

What are some good exercises for cervical disc bulge?

Many, but suggest: Physical therapy as well to help demonstrate the exercises correctly, especially in the cervical spine. A good site for neck exercises is: http://www.Spine-health.Com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-stretches i hope it helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cervical disc bulge exercises?

Can you tell me more about cervical disc bulge exercises?

Generally Not Much: For the Cervical Spine. Usually Its a combination cervical decompression to relieve symptoms and reduce herniation with strengthening of muscles in the neck. ...Read more

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If you have?1 bulging cervical disc what are the chances of have more lower down the spine?

If you have?1 bulging cervical disc what are the chances of have more lower down the spine?

High: Bulging discs are typical in the aging spine and often start showing up in patients in their thirties. By the time people reach 40 years old the majority will have some bulging discs. If you do and MRI of your lumbar spine you will probably have more bulging discs there. ...Read more

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What medication should typically be prescribed for bulging discs in cervical spine?

What medication should typically be prescribed for bulging discs in cervical spine?

NonE: It is not at all clear there is a cause and effect between discomfort and the prescence of bulges on images many painless necks have bulges of their discs. ...Read more

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I had a cervical MRI that showed c 5/6 bulging disc and spondlyosis. Also, it mentioned formaminal narrowing at c 2/3. What does the second mean?

I had a cervical MRI that showed c 5/6 bulging disc and spondlyosis. Also, it mentioned formaminal narrowing at c 2/3. What does the second mean?

Nerve canals: Every spinal level from first cervical to last lumbar has a nerve on each side that goes thru a bone canal to the body. The bone canal is a hole formed by the facet joints of the vertebrae. If this becomes narrowed by arthritis it can cause nerve pain and even damage. There are specific trays to determine amount of compromise. At your age you should see a doctor to discuss athletics and others.U. ...Read more

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I've been taking 4000 to 4800mg of Ibuprofen for a 2 bulging and 1 herniated cervical discs. is this safe??

I've been taking 4000 to 4800mg of Ibuprofen for a 2 bulging and 1 herniated cervical discs. is this safe??

No - it's not safe: Even more possibly of interest to you, it's not more effective than the recommended dose. So you are hurting (not risking, hurting) your kidneys and possibly your liver for no reason ans wasting money too. I'm glad you asked, because I imagine others do it too. I know you hurt, but this is not helping. I hope you find effective help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can ?A bulging cervical disc in my neck? Put ?Pressure on my nerves?

Yes: All depend where the bulging of the disc is located, central bulging do not produce compressure of the nerve root however a lateral disc bulge could if the size is large enough. ...Read more

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Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Is carpal tunnel syndrome linked with bulging cervical discs?

Is carpal tunnel syndrome linked with bulging cervical discs?

No: Carapal tunnel refers to the "tunnel" through which the median nerve travels as it enters the hand at the wrist. This is a site of compression on the median nerve and is considered a focal entrapment neuropathy. Pinched nerves at the neck from bulging discs are a different location entirely. ...Read more

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What symptom, problems, etc., present with cervical annular bulge and dehydrated cervical discs, and exactly what is this?

Good question: Symptoms vary depending on level and severity of bulge etc. 1. Annular bulge is a contained disc hernation 2. Dehydrated disc is loss of water content in the disc( so the MRI sequence t2 looks darker). Symptoms can be: 1. Radiating pain in the arms, hands 2. Neck pain. 3. Severe stenosis associated with cervical disc can affect the spinal cord, causing difficulty walking/arm/hand weakness. ...Read more

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How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

Conservatively: Appropriate pain medications are usually prescribed but we try and stay away from narcotic types of meds. Physical therapy is also a popular place for neurologists to send their patients with these sorts of symptoms. If all else fails, call in the surgical guys and see what they say. ...Read more