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C4 C5 Bulging Disc Symptoms
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
Back pain localized on lumbar disc. Pain on movement. No leg pain/numbness. Gait weakness. PCP refusing imaging. Pain meds, ice/heat not working.
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
Post fusion 2009: now l4-5 right facet joint arthrosis, severe neural foriminal stenosis with some compression. Surgery needed?
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
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
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
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
Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.
Do I need surgery for a Bulging disc compressing on thec sac, I have intermittent nerve pain in legs ?
Bulging disc: Just having a bulging disc dose not mean surgery. Your pain is intermittent only - what matters is are there ant other features (weakness, sensory deficit etc...) and how bad the pain is in terms of what you can and cannot do. ...Read more
I have radiating gluteal, leg radiating pain and numbness, MRI shows left lateral lumbr disc protusion and degenrative discs, what is my diagnoses?
Neck pain & stiffness for the past few months. Doc prescribed physical therapy, not helping. Jaw feels odd, heat & pressure in neck? Can't describe it
TMJ disorders: Tmj disorders is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Symptoms range from headache, jaw pain, neck pain, stiffness, etc. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. ...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
Can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? Muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ?
Had normal brain,neck MRI and clean emg.
Mri showed "inflammation" in cavernous sinus, double vision gone following steroid course. Trigemenial neurological tingling now. ?
Slight herniation l5s1.Pain leg&back.Foot drop .Failed nerve block.Nerve study/emg&brain MRI normal.What else could explain the foot drop ?
Pain on the back of heel to touch with numbing in surrounding area( leg weakness at times and low back annular tear L5S1 w/disc protrusion) related?
I had a L4-L5 left hemilaminectomy. 6 mo post-op MRI "Residual or recurrent moderate focal L subarticular protrusion-extrusion". Have L-radiculopathy.
Have lhermitte's sign on one side, neg brain and cervical mri. No other symptoms. I'm 37 y/o male. Is this still most likely ms?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
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