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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?

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 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, best talk to you Doctor.

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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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Just diag congenital spinal stenosis. Bulging disc at c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c65-6. Hern disc at c6-7, t10-11, l4-5. How serious is it short and long term?

Just diag congenital spinal stenosis. Bulging disc at c2-3, c3-4, c4-5, c65-6. Hern disc at c6-7, t10-11, l4-5. How serious is it short and long term?

Depends on symptoms: Congenital stenosis is narrowing of the space for the spinal cord in your neck that you were born with. If you have no nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness, hand clumsiness, unsteady walking) just be careful; avoid situations that could lead to injuring your neck (and spinal cord): climbing ladders, running yellow lights, having obstacles around to trip over. If you do have these see a doc.

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What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

Alpha Lipoic Acid: One natural approach is to take high doses of Alpha lipoic acid (see natural doc for dose). Also, good quality marine fish oil can help w/the covering on the nerves. Peace and good health.

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Recent MRI-Bulging disk in the C4-5 area causing me severe pain especially nausea when traveling in the car, Spinal injury started 7 year ago lifting?

Recent MRI-Bulging disk in the C4-5 area causing me severe pain especially nausea when traveling in the car, Spinal injury started 7 year ago lifting?

See a neurologist: Just because bulging discs were found does not mean that disc is the cause of your symptoms. More than likely it is unrelated. This is a common finding in asymptomatic people. See a neurologist to find the cause of your symptoms and then proper treatment.

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What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

Pain/numbness/weak: A bulging disk in the neck will affect the nerves going to your arms and hands potentially causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. If the disc bulge is pushing on your spinal cord, it can cause arm/ hand and leg weakness and coordination problems. Small disc bulges may not affect the nerves or the spinal cord and usually are just associated with the normal aging of the neck.

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What are the signs & symptoms of a bulging disc?

What are the signs & symptoms of a bulging disc?

Nonsp: Bulging discs usually do not cause symptoms. If a disc were to significantly protrude or herniate, symptoms would be depend on the location. It would also be related to whether there is nerve irritation or compression.

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What types of symptoms other than back pain could occur with a bulging disc with a posterior annual tear at l3/4?

Several actually: The other symptoms you note including weakness, pain shooting down the leg and back pain can occur with a bulging disc. In addition, one may see muscle spasm or imbalance. Therefore core strengthening as you probably did in PT should be continued in an ongoing exercise program. This could include swimming, elliptical, restorative yoga, tai chi, bicycling or pilates.

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Can bulging disc in your neck cause impingement symptoms? At what levels if any would cause that impingement? Would the bulging disk cause burning?

Yes: They definitely could cause impingement to nerves, most specifically at the nerve roots exiting through foramen when the disc protrudes toward a specific foramen (opening on the side). This can happen at any level and can cause a burning sensation by irritating that nerve root. A history, physical and imaging is warranted.

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With prev. Question: is it meningitis? I had symptoms of it for three days before the sinus infection symptoms kicked in. Bulging disc a risk factor?

With prev. Question: is it meningitis? I had symptoms of it for three days before the sinus infection symptoms kicked in. Bulging disc a risk factor?

Not enough info: None of the symptoms you describe suggest meningitis. However, if you do have a severely stiff neck, sensitivity to light, fevers and/or mental status changes, go to the er immediately.

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Hearing cracks in my spine on a daily basis is a symptoms of what? Please note that I have a recent bulging disc l5-s1 and ddd?

Hearing cracks in my spine on a daily basis is a symptoms of what? Please note that I have a recent bulging disc l5-s1 and ddd?

Is normal: Many have backs that crack more than others. It is not related 2 ur disk disease.

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I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. Al?

I have had an MRI done due to a car accident and I have a slight bulging disc in my neck area. I have been experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism. Al?

Unclear question.: If your question is whether the bulging disk in the neck is related to thyroid disease, the answer is ("an almost") NO. It is VERY UNLIKELY. Thyroid disease can cause neurologic symptoms, but not the other way around. If you've not had neurologic symptoms prior or after the car accident, the bulging disk may be incidental (a "red herring"). 50% of humans have bulging disks with no neurologic probl

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Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis, Herniated disc, Bulging disc?

Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis, Herniated disc, Bulging disc?

Nothing permanent: Activity can affect these diseases but usually for the better. Exercise helps the problems but only a little. Bulging discs are rarely symptomatic so have at it.

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Had MRI after lumbar puncture due to pain. No leak/hematoma. Bulging disc, tears, cysts. No pain/symptoms before puncture, did it cause/irritate this?

Had MRI after lumbar puncture due to pain. No leak/hematoma. Bulging disc, tears, cysts. No pain/symptoms before puncture, did it cause/irritate this?

Probably: The epidural needle goes through an area that is sensitive and can irritate the nerves in your spinal cord as well. Should resolve.

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have bulging disk?

Variable: Some people are completely asymptomatic from disc bulges. Some people experience profound pain (radiculitis) and motor and sensory loss (radiculopathy). Back pain is variable as well but usually affects people with acute herniated discs due to annular tears and chemical secretion.

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Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is vibration of left foot a sign of bulging disk and spondylosis a symptom of condition getting worse?

Is this your Q?: If you mean the feeling of vibration, it is possibly related to a bulging disc. It is a weak indicator though. Better symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. Better still, WHERE the symptom occurs may fit a suspicious pattern. Consider asking the question- "I have a feeling of vibration in {precise area}. What could be the cause? "

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What is a diffuse bulging disc?

What is a diffuse bulging disc?

See below: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. As we age we lose the fluid in our discs which makes them more susceptible wearing out. As pressure is applied to these discs they start to bulge a little.

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How do you treat a bulging disc?

Too vague: Bulging disks are natural. We as surgeons do not treat bulging disks unless they are causing nerve irritation. In these cases we start with therapy, and progress treatment depending on response. The most invasive treatment is disk decompression which is surgical. I would suggest you see a spine specialist if you have a specific spine or nerve complaint.