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C3 C4 Herniated Disc
No. Tread lightly.: No. Disc will not heal with injections. What ore your symptoms? Any weakness/numbness — see neurosurgeon. Pain only — nerve root block may indeed help. "Shots" in the sense of epidural steroid injections are a (lucrative) "band-aid". Given the proximity to the spinal cord, injections into the cervical epidural space can cause paralysis. If pain is at all tolerable — tread lightly around "shots". ...Read more
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
Anatomy: There are 2 different types of epidural injections in the cervical spine: transforaminal and inter laminar. Inter laminar injections are given near the midline of the neck They are typically given either at c6-7 or c7-T1 because there is much more space for the cord at that level and the injection will typically spread up to the other levels like C3-5. More danger to do interlaminar at c3-5. ...Read more
I have a cervical fusion at C3,4,5. I have a herniation at C5-6. How would the herniated disc be fixed? Would it be connected to my current fusion?
I have a herniated disc at C4-5 & am losing feeling down right arm, migraines & vision issues. Is this normal?
You need to see : A doctor. Neurologist or orthopedist specializing in spine. ...Read more
I have been having severe and debilitating back pain! I'm getting more and more down in my back and as the days go by! I have three herniated disc's including C2 or C3, L4 and L5. I haven't had a recent MRI but I have an old scan on file at a place in Pue
I have a herniated disc in my neck c4-5. The ortho dr is urging me to have an epidural or at the least trig point shots. The chiro is saying no. Is physical therapy good for this or adjustments?
Diagnosis first: The injections are to confirm clinically what the pain generator is he is trying to figure out what pain is coming from where, the disc causes refered pain but usually not tenderness confirming the working diagnosis for pain is alwys a good idea. ...Read more
No: Not at c4.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ventral bulging disc at c3-4, minimal bulging disc at c4-5, mild bulging disk at c5-6, mild bulging at c6-7, cause of back, neck and shoulder pain?
How risky are cervical epidural injections for someone with ddd severe canal stenosis and foraminal stenosis and 2 herniated discs c3/c4 and c7T1?
I have 2 herniated discs in my neck (c3-c4 poster and c5-c6 left side w impingement) I've tried pt (helps) is there a permanent way to fix? The pain is unbearable sometime
See below: If you have done pt, are you doing the exercises that have been prescribed for you to do at home? I find that sometimes people forget to do these or think that these are not necessary. People do best when they follow the home exercise program. At 30 years of age, disc herniations can heal on their own but can take a while, sometimes over a year. Surgery can "fix" but will involve a fusion. ...Read more
I got herniated discs in the c3-4 c4-5 c5-6 t6-7 t7-8 t11-12 l2-3 l3-4 l5- s1 indent cord ventral margin with clumping of nerve roots.? Does it mean
It's complicated: As we age, we are prone to get basically arthritis of the spine, often referred to as spinal stenosis as well as changes in the discs between the spine bony vertebrae. Some have these changes earlier. If you have any arm or leg weakness, loss of control of bowels/bladder, then you will need to see a neurologist to further examine you and evaluate your symptoms in the context of the MRI findings. ...Read more
The disc between the neck vertebrae has herniated into the spinal canal and depending on symptoms may require surgical intervention.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
C3-4, c4-5 posterior disc bulgingmust it always be treated by an operation or can any other therapy help too?
If I have a disc extrusion at c3/c4 that went from. Small to large in two years time with severe stenosis chances of it healing without surgery?
Disc herniation: While the pain associated with this herniation may improve, it is very unlikely that the herniation will go away by itself. Also, you should ask you doctor if the disc is pinching your spinal cord as this can be dangerous. ...Read more
How common is it to herniate the c3/c4 disc and the c7-t1. Are either particularly a dangerous place to herniate and why?
Ortho question: C3-4 is not as common as c8-t1 for herniation, both are dangerous due to the function lost by severe herniation, for example, a c3-4 herniation could leave a person without diaphragm function and ventilator dependent ...Read more
How dangerous is it to have a large disc extrusion at c3/c4 indenting the cord but no signal abnormality as of now is it operable?
36 years old femsle, pain right side chest since 1 year. Mri report: disc at c3-c4 causing thecal sac and nerve root compression.
Just found out I have ostephyte complex in c2-c4. Also, congenial stenosis at c2-c3, and t1-t2 disc bulge. What help is available.
C3 C4 disc herniation which approach better acdf or laminectomy from back
of kneck-mri shows herniation
which is better approach major?
ACDF: Acdf is an anterior approach and will involve the removal of the entire disc and take pressure off the nerve roots and spinal cord. The downside of the acdf at c3-4 is the higher incidence of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) afterward. The spinal cord and nerve roots can be decompressed from behind the neck as well — downside of that is that approach typically causes more neck pain. ...Read more
Is 3mm broad posterior disc protrusion dangerous? Mildly contacts the cord c3-c4? What does 3mm mean how far should it be from the spinal cord?
At least 3mm away: The disc pads the intervertebral space, if slips and contacts the cord it can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling, the severity depends on how far the disc contact and the pressure, if so severe it will cause incontinence and saddle numbness,, the body can often heal itself and it varies widely in different people, so to keep it healthy use good body mechanics, wight normal, never smoke. ...Read more
What would cause a dip in the lower right back? I have bulging discs in c3, c4, and c5. I also have stenosis of the spine. The area has sunken in.
Posture, shots.: Low back problems/pain results in favoring one side or the other, and change in posture can lead to change in contour of back. Steroid shots can result in loss of fatty tissue, ending in sunken place. Best to check with your back doctor. ...Read more
Cervical mri: at the level of c3-4 and c4-5, intervertebral discs denote dogeneration. Mild diffuse posterior disc bulges are also seen at c3-4 -c4-5
See: Neurosurgeon to evaluate your symptoms and treatment options. ...Read more
Mri spine suggests slight loss of signal from interertebral discs at c4-c5 and c5-c6 suggest degenerative change, minimal lossof signal at c2-c3.
Your very young: For these findings! Any history of trauma? ...Read more
Had several protruding discs only C3 C4 acdf i still have same symptoms but now have jaw pain and swelling can this be from other discs not removed?
No: Jaw symptoms typically not seen in cervical disc disease. Might want to see ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Fairly common: Finding. This does not mean you will be disabled, just that arthritis is setting in and the discs are not as healthy as one would want. Work on strengthening your neck, helping support the area. Range of motion and stretching exercises, and stay well hydrated. Consider physical therapy as well if you start to notice pain and see a physician if you have any radiation of pain into arms. Best of luck. ...Read more
What does it mean C3-C4 Disc protrusion with impingement on the thecal sac? Also, what does it mean to have a cyst on the floor of maxillary sinus?
1) The soft disk between vertebrae C3 and C4 has a defect and is protruding toward the spinal cord. The thecal sack covers the actual cord and is appearing a bit indented on the image. Whether this has significance for you depends on symptoms and expert physical examination. You will learn more about what to do next at your follow up visit
2) the cyst is a small fluid pocket at the bottom of... ...Read more
MRI=C3-4 disc herniation stenosis ap 0.7cm c4-5 c5-6 bulging disc w impression on anterior thecal sac? Loss normal lordotic curvature? What are risks?
What are symptoms: What the risks are of not treating those anatomical findings depends on and what your symptoms are. The spinal stenosis is of more concern as it may lead to a more severe neurological deficient and the potential for permanent damage a concern. If there are no symptoms, the risks may be less. In any event, the best talk to you Doctor. ...Read more