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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.

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

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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How can I tell if I have cardiac issues or its from my herniated disc, and gerd? I have both issues but sonetimes I get palpitations and winded.

How can I tell if I have cardiac issues or its from my herniated disc, and gerd? I have both issues but sonetimes I get palpitations and winded.

It is very hard for: You to tell the differences but I am going to give some guide lines
gerd. Usually associated with intake of food, happen after you eat or when going to bed, usually improved by anti acid.
Disc symptoms are usually associated with activity and spread in certain direction depend were the disc is.
Cardiac issues also associated with activates and cause rapid heart beat and may cause rapid breathing. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause spinal stenosis?

Can a herniated disc cause spinal stenosis?

Yes: Technically, spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the nerve canal and a disc herniation can definitely cause narrowing of the canal. ...Read more

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Can having a herniated disc cause problems during pregnancy?

Can having a herniated disc cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: As you gain weight from the pregnancy, your weight distribution changes. This change often puts an extra load on the spinal processes. Using good posture and exercise approved by your Gyn can help minimize these problems. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause diarrhea?

Can a herniated disc cause diarrhea?

Not likely: Herniated disc can cause spinal stenosis which can cause loss of bowel control resulting in fecal incontinence but not neccesarily diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause neuropathy?

Can a herniated disc cause neuropathy?

Agreed: It may be semantics, but when a disc herniation occurs, it presses on a nerve root and not a nerve. We call this radiculopathy. Neuropathy occurs further from the spine and often implies a non-compressive origin (although it can be compressive). ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause pelvic rotation?

Can a herniated disc cause pelvic rotation?

Similar, yes: A ruptured disc which is focalized to right or left will result in focal muscle spasm over the paraspinals. This localized muscle tightness creates asymmetrical net back flexion and extension where the back and pelvic relationships are literally torqued inappropriately, and can create a feeling of rotation, but usually the pain is the focus. ...Read more

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How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

Radiculopathy: Irritation to certain nerves (commonly the s1 nerve roots) from a herniated disc can manifest as pain radiating to the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause testicle pain?

Possible: The nerve supply of the testicle is such that herniation of an upper lumbar disc could theoretically lead to referred pain into the testicle. The making of such a diagnosis would require careful history taking and physical examination by a skillful clinician. There are several other possibilities that need to be taken into consideration. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

If U mean the-: -thumb, index & middle finger. & the symptoms R all in the hand, a more likely cause @ 17 is carpal tunnel. Get in 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. If not 1 near by, C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause you to have pain in? Your ear & throat?

Can a herniated disc cause you to have pain in? Your ear & throat?

May be in throat: If you have an herniated disc in the cervical spine you may hurt in the throat, but not in the ears. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause widespread skin itching, crawling, and stinging that is causing insomnia? I am about to go insane!

Can a herniated disc cause widespread skin itching, crawling, and stinging that is causing insomnia? I am about to go insane!

Unlikely: It is unusual for herniated disc to cause these symptoms. You should see your primary care doc and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Can cervical spondylosis or a pinched nerve or a herniated disc cause a discomfort or pain to the touch at the back of the head? If yes, why?

Nerve pain: Yes any of these can if there is pressure on the nerve. This causes the nerve to malfunction so that touch, cold, heat, pressure feel very different and can be very painful. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Maybe: If you herniate a disc in the neck you can get neck pain. Anxiety can cause a tight feelig in the throat but the disc does not really actually push on the trachea or esophagus. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause gas pains? I have 3 herniated discs and I get stomach pains and I need to blow out some gas to feel better

No unless you are: Using medication for your back pain that may be causing the GI symptoms such as nonsteroidal anti inflammatories which have about a 10% GI side effect rate. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause bilateral leg pain (burning, tingling) mostly front of legs after exertion (walking fast, uphill, climbing stairs, etc.)?

Can a herniated disc cause bilateral leg pain (burning, tingling) mostly front of legs after exertion (walking fast, uphill, climbing stairs, etc.)?

Absolutely: Yes, although there are other potential causes as well. A detailed exam and review of your studies will likely yield the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sciatica? Is it always a herniated disc problem?

What are the causes of sciatica? Is it always a herniated disc problem?

No: Sciatica is really a misnomer. Most causes of leg pain are more appropriately called radiculopathy, because the compression occurs in the spinal canal and the sciatic nerve doesn't form until much lower in the body. Other causes "sciatic" pain include, spinal stenosis, tumors, pyriformis syndrome, pelvic pathology, neuropathy, and cervical spine pathology. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc in your lower spine cause middle thoracic back?

No: There should not be any pain your thoracic spine from a lumbar herniated disc. If you have degenerative changes at lumbar levels, you may have them at your thoracic as well. One caveat, and a very rare one, is if you had enough of a herniation in upper lumbar areas to damage the cord and cause a syrinx. However, this would have been seen on MRI and you'd have more symptoms. Incontinence? Yes=er. ...Read more

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Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Herniated Disc: Yes,
pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more