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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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What eill relieve neck pain due to a herniated disc?

What eill relieve neck pain due to a herniated disc?

Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy can help. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. Surgery should be reserved as a last resort.

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I have 2 herniated disc in my neck and I'm having real bad migraines what can I do to stop them?

I have 2 herniated disc in my neck and I'm having real bad migraines what can I do to stop them?

See a pain managemen: Physician trained in interventional techniques. They may be cervicogenic headaches and may benefit from cervical injections.

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I have three herniated disc in my neck. I have constant disabling pain in my spine between my shoulders. What can I do to be pain free?

I have three herniated disc in my neck. I have constant disabling pain in my spine between my shoulders. What can I do to be pain free?

Be seen: I would definitely consider being seen to discuss treatment options. Rest and medications and non-invasive onterventions such as physical therapy/ traction are the more conservative options; epidural steroids and surgical intervention are more powerful options, but clearly more involved.

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I had neck surgery for herniated disc they put a 2 inch titanium plate to replace disc does the screws come loose and cause pain?

I had neck surgery for herniated disc they put a 2 inch titanium plate to replace disc does the screws come loose and cause pain?

It shouldn't...: But it could theoretically. An x-ray could help to tell. See your doctor, there are lots of simpler reasons for pain.

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What kind of doctor should I see for a herniated disc in my neck?

Spine specialist: Spinal specialist, could be a neurosurgeon, or orthopaedic spine surgeon. Also for conservative managment, you can also see physiatrists. But remember having herniated disc does not mean you need treatment, unless it is symptomatic.

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Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

It can't: Can't kill you but it can definitely cause weakness and numbness; sometimes severe dysfunction

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What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

What type of doctor do I see for a herniated disc in my neck.?

Neurosurg or ortho: Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a spine fellowship are capable to perform the diagnostic workup that includes a history, physical and MRI interpretation. Both of these specialties also understand the various conservative treatments such as chiropractic, pt, pain management, and acupuncture. Your surgeon should be able to transcend the bias to operate and provide optimal care.

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I get random But very brief pain in my forehead, And sometimes my lower face tingled for hours Any idea? Related to herniated disc in neck?

I get random But very brief pain in my forehead, And sometimes my lower face tingled for hours Any idea? Related to herniated disc in neck?

Not your disc: If the symptoms you describe are on the same side of your face you should see a neurologist. A herniated disc would not be the cause of this. A trigeminal nerve disorder could be the cause.

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Was walking & had Sudden pain/stiffness in neck when tilting head backwards only. I have herniated disc for many yrs but never felt this before. Why?

Was walking & had Sudden pain/stiffness in neck when tilting head backwards only. I have herniated disc for many yrs but never felt this before. Why?

Possible trouble: You may have had an enlargement of the herniated disc or trapped some joint tissue between the facet joints. Watch for new sensory or muscle problems in your arms and hands--if present, contact your physician. If it recurs repeatedly and predictably, you may have a new problem that should be evaluated by your doctor.

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Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, I began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!

Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, I began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!

Get checked: Most disc herniation a in the neck can be treated initially nonoperatively, with interventions including therapy. The main exception to this, however, is if a person is developing signs of nerve damage. If you are truly developing progressive weakness in the arm, you need to let your doctor know immediately and you may even need surgery.

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A recent MRI found I have a herniated disc in neck. I have had it for 2+ years. Meds (muscle relaxers, pain meds) don't help. What are my options?

A recent MRI found I have a herniated disc in neck. I have had it for 2+ years. Meds (muscle relaxers, pain meds) don't help. What are my options?

Neurosurgery consult: If you have neurologic symptoms in your arms or hands, such as numbness or weakness, I would consult with a neurosurgeon. Physical therapy can sometimes help, but not so much with symptoms that have been going on so long.

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Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

Diagnosed brain lesion and small herniated disc in neck Past 2 months head n neck tension Motrin don't work Can it be herniated disc or lesion?

What kind of lesion: You'll need to specify your "brain lesion" since this can mean many different types of problems from stroke, to tumor, to degenerative white matter disease, to demyelination or MS. The pain in the neck is more likely secondary to the herniated disc rather than an intracranial lesion.

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I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?

I have a herniated disc in T 6 and bulging disc in 5&7 in neck for yrs. Pinched nerve in shoulder blade causing pain in arm and numbing in hand I have tried over the counter meds heat and ice. Nothing helps.?

Further treatment: There are more aggressive treatment options for the spine that are more powerful than using over the counter medications, but they get progressively more involved. From non invasive alternatives such as physical therapy or chiropractic care, to interventional pain procedures which are invasive but non surgical, to even surgical considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss options.

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Might it be possible that a cervical herniated disc be pain free in the neck but have mid-back pain instead?

Very unusual: It is much more likely that you have a primary cause in your mid-back than having the pain come from an asymptomatic cervical disk.

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I have c5-c6 herniated disc and spondylosis...I feel like I want to crack my neck, is that ok or might make it worse?

I have c5-c6 herniated disc and spondylosis...I feel like I want to crack my neck, is that ok or might make it worse?

Risky: With the diagnosis you have, it would be unwise to crack your neck. Proper physical therapy directed by your orthopedic physician would be the safest thing you could do to help with the present situation and to have a home program set up for you that will both help alleviate your present and future situations. Some of the sensation may be spasm which applying warmth to your neck could help.

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Sudden onset of major pain in neck and headache following physical therapy for herniated disc and chronic radiculopathy.

Sudden onset of major pain in neck and headache following physical therapy for herniated disc and chronic radiculopathy.

See doctor: If u have a " herniated disc" and have an abrupt increase in pain in your neck or increase in your radicular pain after a p.T. Session I would contact your ors or neurosurgeon. It may indicate a worsening of the disc protrusion, possibly.

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Had a lumbar fusion a few years ago, having pain in same place and in hip constantly last few months as well as a herniated disc in my neck?

Had a lumbar fusion a few years ago, having pain in same place and in hip constantly last few months as well as a herniated disc in my neck?

These symptoms: Are probably not related. However, sorting them out should, and can only, be done face to face with an orthopedist or neurologist. Persistent pain may mean recurrence of the problem that required your fusion initially.

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Can herniated disc cause sudden neck pain and right side head and eye pain. Vom?

Can herniated disc cause sudden neck pain and right side head and eye pain. Vom?

Unlikely: A disc herniation could cause sudden neck pain & pain may cause nausea & vomiting but not eye pain. A headache up back of head could be from the cervical muscles being stimulated to involuntary contract leading to muscular or tension like headache. I would also be concerned about vascular issue of one of blood vessels leading into the brain such as the carotid or vertebral arteries so see doctor.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more