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I've a herniated disc @ c6/c7 in august '11. Lost all strength in right triceps. Tricepts getting stronger now. How long can full recovery take?

I've a herniated disc @ c6/c7 in august '11. Lost all strength in right triceps. Tricepts getting stronger now. How long can full recovery take?

Can take months: If you lost all your strength, the nerve was really pinched. If you recover fully it will take months. Do not stop exercising and strengthening the muscle because once you atrophy that muscle it will become difficult to get full strength back. You may need to get an EMG study done to see the extent of damage if you are not better and may even need a dedicated OT/PT program. ...Read more

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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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Why would they do epidural between c7 & t1 when the herniated disc is between c3 &c4 & c4&c5?

Why would they do epidural between c7 & t1 when the herniated disc is between c3 &c4 & c4&c5?

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

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If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before I can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before I can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

This may vary based: On the size of the surgical incision but a minimum of 8 weeks, ideally 12 weeks with post op rehabilitation but discuss this with your surgeon as he may be doing the procedure with a minimally invasive technique which may allow for quicker activity resumption ...Read more

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I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery, lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

I have been hurting for 5 years and now after my 6th surgery, lumbar fusion L4-L5--S1and now just woke up with a herniated disc, C6-C7 connected?

Yes indirectly: Disc degeneration is genetic trait involving type IX collegen tossing and turning in bed requires neck bridging, why 6 surgeries? Surgical outcomes for neck herniation far exceed lumbar outcomes in general the weak collagen is in every disc ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade with radiation down the arm to the fingers w/weakness. I have a C7 herniated disc. Wondering if this could be from that?

Pain in right shoulder blade with radiation down the arm to the fingers w/weakness. I have a C7 herniated disc. Wondering if this could be from that?

Stop Wondering.: There is a good chance that your symptoms are due to the C7 herniated disc. You would do well to visit a specialist for available treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Can you tell me how can they fix a C7 t1 herniated disc pinching a C8 nerve root, lots of pain in hands and arms?

Yes: Three possibilities, one is anterior neck fusion, second is an artificial disk replacement, third is a posterior discectomy. All outpatient surgeries. The best procedure for you is dependent on the cause and the ability of the surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes tingling numbness I legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache. Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

What causes tingling numbness I legs, knees and feet? Alsobottom of feet ache. Left worse than right. I do have bursitis in hips and C7 herniated disc

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, herniated disc issues, local nerve entrapment, or what is called idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. This warrants evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

Can you tell me what are available treatment options for herniated disk at c6-c7?

There are a few: Non surgical treatment includes physical therapy, oral medications, traction and epidural steroids. Surgery includes disc arthroplasty (artificial disc placement) or fusion of the affected levels. ...Read more

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Can I have a herniated disc and not have any symptoms?

Can I have a herniated disc and not have any symptoms?

Yes: Not only can you, but the vast majority of herniated discs are not painful. We know this by looking at many mris of patients without back pain where many herniated discs are seen. Getting a herniated disc is like getting a cold or a headache. It is part of life. Some herniated discs can cause pain, however. The art of the evaluator is to discern whether your disc is what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What are the pain symptoms associated with a herniated disc?

What are the pain symptoms associated with a herniated disc?

Variety of them: There can be back or neck pain only or there can be extremity pain only or combined with neck or back pain with the extremity pain usually the predominant pain. Coughing & sneezing may increase the pain as will certain positions with other positions decreasing the pain. In the chest region, the pain can radiate around the chest over the ribs. These are more rare. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a slipped disc and a herniated disc?

What are the symptoms of a slipped disc and a herniated disc?

Referred pain...: Radiating pain to a well defined area of a single extremity is typical for this problem, if it's in the cervical or lumbar spine. It could also cause weakness and numbness. If the disc herniation is central and large, it could affect both sides of the body. It will often feel like knee or shoulder pain, but there is no history of a knee or elbow injury. ...Read more

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Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Back and/or Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Should I have herniated disc surgery if I have no neurological symptoms?

Should I have herniated disc surgery if I have no neurological symptoms?

No: Thr surgery is effective for arm or leg pain only if you have no pain or weakness you can only lose comfort with a back induction I'm puzzled why did you get a MRI for no symptoms if it's was for back pain then the MRI funding is spurious and should be considered not a symptom causer we should be getting studies without symptoms unless it is a screening test for early a symptomatic disease. ...Read more

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How is spinal stenosis symptom different from herniated disc symptoms?

How is spinal stenosis symptom different from herniated disc symptoms?

Typical spinal: Stenosis symptoms in the lumbar spine are pains radiating to the leg (s) with progressive standing and walking relieved by bending over or sitting while a disc herniation causes pain into the leg (s) worse with sitting and bending and usually better standing or walking. Both feel better typically lying down. Obviously, there are variables based on several factors in terms of symptom presentation. ...Read more

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Can I have herniated disc surgery with no neurological symptoms?

Can I have herniated disc surgery with no neurological symptoms?

Are U asking if U: Can have such surgery having no neuro symptoms at all, or are u asking if u can have this surgery with no risks of getting any neuro problems from the surgery.
Best person to provide you with these answers would be your surgeon, who has determined that you need surgery.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of a herniated disc different from those of a sequestrated/ruptured disc? Can herniated discs 'pop'?

How are the symptoms of a herniated disc different from those of a sequestrated/ruptured disc? Can herniated discs 'pop'?

Symptoms and terms: Many consider a ruptured disc and a herniated the same thing and use the terms interchangeably. A sequestered disc is a very large disc herniation. Where the disc itself is out of the disc space and behind the vertebral body above or below that level.
symptoms tend to be worse with large herniations but not always. Symptoms include leg pain with numbness and tingling ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chest pain? I have a herniated disc, and GERD and I can't ever tell if its actual chest pain or symptoms from my back/gerd.

Difficult: Herniated th disca. And gerd both can cause chest pain. It often is adeep pain, inside your. Bidy. Muscle pains are often more superficial. You did not say how you got the herniated disc, many are caused by trama causing other soft tissue injury which also can cause chest pain.
If your conditions are treated properly those pains should be contolled. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Just had an operation on herniated disc l4/l5 and still same symptoms on left leg as before op i.E. Numbness and scrapping feeling, is this normal?

See below: If the nerve was heavily trapped the symptoms can persist as the nerve tries to heal. Talk to your surgeon about your problem. ...Read more

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Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

Does kyphosis cause heart issues? Or c5-c6 herniated disc symptoms are similar to heart issues symptoms.

May be: Kyphosis does not cause any heart diease. How ever depending on the severity of kyphosis, people are more prone to get degenerative changes and arthritic changes in spine. This in turn can pinch the nerves and may cause referred pain in chest wall which would mascaraed as heart pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. Peripheral neuropathy vs. Degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?

How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. Peripheral neuropathy vs. Degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?

Read on!: peripheral neuropathy is usually a symmetrical bilateral set of symptoms sensory or motor, Disc problems are often focal, local and unilateral A neurologist with the help of an electromyogram can help ...Read more

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I had a MRI for low back pain and it showed I had a enlarged uterus but I am having no symptoms I only have a herniated disc in back? Please explain?

I had a MRI for low back pain and it showed I had a enlarged uterus but I am having no symptoms I only have a herniated disc in back? Please explain?

The uterus can be: Enlarged for several reasons, the most common are multiple pregnancies and benign smooth muscle tumors, called leiomyomata or fibroids.

The findings on MRI may be incidental - meaning unexpected and generally unrelated to the patient's symptoms, but not alway unimportant.

Please discuss next steps with your doctor, depending on your personal history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not, same with big toe pain.

Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not, same with big toe pain.

Can be intermittent: If a herniated disc causes signs like straight leg raising or sciatic nerve tenderness, it can be intermittent. So can any neurological or muscular sign or symptom. Left alone most resolve with conservative treatment. And some people with herniated disc on imaging studies have no pain. ...Read more

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Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially I only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks I developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.

Yes: A lumbar disc protrusion can definitely cause hip and leg pain. There are also many other potential causes including having a bad hip itself. A physical exam can usually determine the cause of your pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack? Chest pain& fatigue

Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Mild herniated disc in lumbar region and. Hip bursitis symptoms? . Right hip feels out of place but X-ray was normal. Knees give out. Burning numb legs

Mild herniated disc in lumbar region and. Hip bursitis symptoms? . Right hip feels out of place but X-ray was normal. Knees give out. Burning numb legs

Possibly from back: Chronic hip bursitis that does not improve with conservative stretching may be a sign of back issues. A complete exam with a spinal specialist would help determine causation and get you on the road to recovery. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if I am rejecting a cadaver bone used to replace herniated disk?

What symptoms would I have if I am rejecting a cadaver bone used to replace herniated disk?

Does not add up: Bone is not used to replace disc. The cadaveric bone, when used in grafts is not living bone, but meant to provide a framework for the recipients tissue to grow into it.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of herniated disk?

Depends: Believe it or not many herniated discs cause no symptoms at all. If the herniation irritates or compresses a nearby spinal nerve root, people will often report back and leg pain on the side of the herniation. Depending on which disc herniates, the pain can occur on the front, side or back of the thigh and leg and can go down into the foot. Some people will have weakness and numbness. ...Read more