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C2 C3 Herniated Disc Symptoms
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?
Likely carpal tunnel: Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes, all may B, but-: if optic nerve, not effected by HMP. Nausea can B if painful or R on a pain med that causes that & dizziness . Essentially if this is not the case. Get in 2 C Ur internist. U R @ the age that a CVA could be the reason, especially if it was of sudden onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
L3-l5 no disk disease, minor degenerative facet change, no impingement. L5-s1 no disk disease, bilateral degenerative facet change no impingement. Mean?
Back pain: You are describing low back arthritis in terms of an MRI of the lumbar spine. Low back pain can be generated from degenerated or torn discs, nerve impingement from herniated discs, and inflammed or degenerated joints (facet) that connect one segment of the spine with an adjacent segment. Reducing or eliminating low back pain involves physical therapy, injections, and possibly surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pinched nerve of the L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause difficulty passing stool, i.e., rectum/sphincter won't relax/function properly?
?cauda equina syndr.: If you possess a large ruptured disk in the lower back which compresses multiple nerve roots, or if you have lumbar stenosis, this could affect both bowel and bladder, but a localized pinched nerve at the root level otherwise will have not influence on bowel dysfnctn. ...Read more
Ana 1:80 homogeneous, sed rate 51, chronic post nasal drip, inflamed sinuses, osteo arthritis, fatigue, brain fog. What are some possible explanations?
Labs not helpful: These are generally unrelated problems. Chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip are likely one and the same. Arthritis may be just that. The ANA and ESR are nonspecific and may be "normal" although elevated. The list of things that can cause fatigue and brain fog is rather extensive and is probably best answered in person with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why can't surgeons separate fuse verterbrea in c2 And c3 area, what if that verterbrea compressing the spinal cord or nerve, are they just leave it.
Decompression: Some people are born with bony connections between vertebrae, sometimes called "block vertebrae." Surgery to disconnect them would not restore normal movement. But if there is pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots from bone or disk causing symptoms of pain, weakness, numbness or tingling, we can usually relieve that pressure with surgery. See a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more
Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down
It's possible: Recovery, always a challenge as other issues develop or are revealed. Gallbladder/biliary disease can be difficult to diagnose and does include pain that radiates into the mid back in some patients. The good news is a low fat diet, lots of hydration and outpatient tests with your regular doc, (ultrasound of ruq) will help answer your question. If you develop fever or vomiting, get checked soon. ...Read more
1 month post op(microdiscectomy),which daily activities are dangerous to do,can doing phisical therapy cause reherniation...so scared?
Avoid heavy lifting: After this type of surgery you want to follow the directions of your surgeon. You should avoid heavy lifting and jumping or doing any activity that can cause a large increase in pressure on your back. Physical therapists are trained to help with pain and to assist with recovery. They will be very careful not to cause harm. Just follow their directions for home activities. ...Read more
Months of dizziness, leg/arm tingling @age 38. Nerve tests, MRIs etc only found herniated disks.But feels like I got taller then. Anything cause that?
Question not clear ?: Disc disease can cause tingling in the arms and legs. It is not as often a cause of dizziness at such a young age and thus this should be evaulated further by a Neurologist. Consideration for injections or a neuropathic pain med. The comment about getting taller is not clear although some have tried manipulation and traction to minimize muscle tightness and spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this mean? L-5 s-1 there is central disc protrusion which contacts the thecal sac and bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum
Disc & Facet Issues: Looks like by the verbage you gave, your MRI suggests that you have disc herniation at L5/S1. "Central" just means in the middle of the spinal canal,"bilateral facet degenerative change thickening flavum" suggests arthritis of the facet joint and the ligament that protects the spine is thickened due to that arthritis. Protrusion is just another name for a herniation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dry cough.Fever 102f relapsing since last 10 days.Treachea tightness on deep inspiration.Esr high.Lymphocytes 47%.Wbc 9300.
Should see doctor: A recurrent fever of 102 is high. There has to be an infection that needs to be treated especially after 10 days. The throat tightness has to be evaluated so as not to close off completely. Esr just mean inflammation. There are infections that can cause lymphocytosis or incongruence of infection and leukocytosis. ...Read more
Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain , you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...Read more
20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesnt help either. Options?
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
Can you develop osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis by being on 40mg prednisone taper over 8 mo period? Sle. Hip/knee pain severe. Off 2mo now worse.
I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months i've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?
Mri showed "inflammation" in cavernous sinus, double vision gone following steroid course. Trigemenial neurological tingling now. ?
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