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What could cause pain throughout the upper back and chest specifically in the upper vertebrae (bulging more now)? It is very sensitive to touch.
Upper back pain: This could be anything. You need evaluation by dr. ...Read more
Is it likely to have an excessive bone growth on a vertabrae that hits the sciatic nerve instead of a bulging or herniated disc?
No: But it's not impossible.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have constant pain/pressure around the L4/L5-L5/S1 disc area, diagnosed MRI report says: Disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?
Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain i would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a disc bulge thelcasm from one year am using medicines since 7 months but still no results some times less pain some time more pain can you?
Try exercise: Have you undergone physical therapy? Sometimes training your back muscles and other conservative approaches can provide stability to the vertebrae and may have a beneficial impact. See your physician and ask whether physical therapy is right for you. If you develop new neurologic symptoms from the herniated disc, see your physician sooner. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herniateddisk.html ...Read more
Disc bulge: Intervertebral discs are soft structures between the bony vertebrae of the spinal column that function as 'shock absorbers'. They care referred to as bulging, herniated, slipped, etc. when they become malpositioned due to age or trauma. These discs may press on nerves as they live the spinal canal, creating pain and weakness. Practicing good ergonomics and core strengthening is important. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sciatica and today I experienced great pain when leaned forward and twisted, dr said:a vertebrae sits beside spinal and doesn't "move, what to do?
See Pain Doctor: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you feel a bulging disc under your skin? I have a bump on my spine i can feel and have been having back pain for almost 2 months.
No: No, you can not, the disc is too deep and located between to vertebrae to be felt under your skin.You are feeling a soft tissue mass that cuold represent a lipoma or some other benign mass.Back pain could be related to the bulging disc but not to the mnass you are feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is diffuse disc bulge, central protrusion with annular fissure, ligamentum flavum thickening?
Aging changes: MRI results of the spine often sound terrible, when in fact they represent what we already know....that you are over 45 and your back hurts. What you really want to know from MRI results is if there are any abnormalities which correspond to your specific location and type of pain, which are likely to benefit from having surgery. Speak to your surgeon about his or her interpretation of the films ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a bulging, slipped or herniated disk the same thing? I have severe pain bending forward or reaching I have to roll out of bed. Low back is injured
Usually: These terms usually refer to the same problem, when the soft tissue between the vertebrae protrudes out where the nerve exits, and presses on the nerve causing pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. See a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spine disease for a consultation to find out more. May need to go through your primary care first. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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