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Can Herniated Disc Cause Paralysis
It can: Some disks can be silent (no symptoms). If a disk is large and compresses the spinal cord (neck or mid back) it can cause paralysis. Very large disks in the low back can compress numerous nerves (not the spinal cord) and also cause weakness in both legs. The size of the disk herniation, the size of the canal (space for the cord and nerves), inflammation, acuity of the rupture influence its effect. ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Have herniated disc in my thorasic area and lumbar too.lately have a leg muscle weakness.walking but feel fatigued.can this weakness sign of paralysis?
There can be many : potential reasons for your symptoms including neural or nerve tissue compression or pinching by a disc herniation that can present without any pain especially with a disc herniation in the thoracic area. One also had to realize that finding disc herniations in adults without any symptoms is not that uncommon. You should see your physician for an evaluation to assess your complaints. ...Read more
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
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
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the 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
The term torn as you: Are using it would imply a tear of the outer coating of a disc known as an annular tear. This is different from a disc herniation which occurs when a piece of a core of the disc called the nucleus polposusmoves through the annular tear. Boh can cause painor can be painless, incidental findings on a mri. These tears canbe the result of norms. Disc aging or can be traumatic in nature. Most heal. ...Read more
Pressure and: Movements of the spine. Generally speaking the more you twisting and bend at the waist while holding a heavy object the more likely you will result in a bulging or herniated disc due to the pressure inflicted on the area of the spine. ...Read more
Aging, injury: Disc bulges are normal variants & not an issue that should cause a problem. This occurs with disc loading as well. A disc herniation is an actual disruption of the disc's coating layers allowing disc material to move out of a normal position. This is a more frequent finding as we age as the disc degenerates which is accelerated by obesity & smoking. Overloading a disc's weight capacity=herniation. ...Read more
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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
pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more
Physical exam: Backache due to muscular spasm usually is localised to the affected area with spasm clinically evident herniated disc usually causes pain radiating along the pinched nerve affected usually down one leg EMG of the lower extremities and MRI of the lumbar spine may be necessary in some cases to settle the diagnosis. ...Read more
Ifsciatica is caused by herniated disc, can a cortisone shot fix the problem? Or is it just a temporary pain relief? What are ways to fix it?
I have a herniated disc in my lb. It causes severe pain when i stand up or sit. Painful when walking but not bad when lying down. Is that positive?
Sure: Sitting worse than standing. Lying down best. That is usually what happens with a herniated lower back disc. ...Read more
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
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
How can I tell the difference between sciatica caused by a herniated disc or by piriformis syndrome?
Get MRI: It will tell you the story regarding a herniated disc or not. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Having a hard time controlling bladder and when i go a few minutes later I have to go again, could L5 s1 herniated disc cause this?
Yes: But you should rule out infection. That is a worrisome sign with the disc herniation, and you should see your doctor asap. Good luck. ...Read more
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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