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Can Herniated Discs Cause Paralysis
...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
Not typical: Check with your doctor to rule out other problems. ...Read more
Cervical vertigo: Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred to as cervical vertigo. A physical exam is needed, often followed by a cervical spine x-ray and MRI to assess the anatomy of the vertebrae, discs, and the nerve rootlets as they emerge between the vertebrae. www.mainline.ent. ...Read more
Can herniated discs cause testicle pain? I have three herniated disks l-2 l-3, l-4 l-5, and l-5 s-1.
Yes, but get seen. : Disc herniations have been known to cause chronic testicular pain, called orchalgia. If you are experiencing testicular pain, be sure to get evaluated. There are many causes, and it is important not to simply attribute it to your lower back issues but workup any cause that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
What could be the cause of swelling above my left hip. About a year ago i had surgery due to herniated discs on my left side? could that be a factor?
Varies: There are many potential causes and a good exam can go a long way in determining the cause. Having a disc surgery would usually not cause swelling above the hip. Some patients can get a bursitis and this can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness above the hip and there are some good options for that if that is the case. Consider being seen. ...Read more
What causes reversal of cervical lordosis and how serious is it combined with DDD , Stenosis and herniated discs ?
I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months i've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?
Sometimes: L5-s1 disc herniation can cause pain that radiates into the buttock, groin, back of the thigh, back of the leg, and into the foot. The groin pain can sometimes cause testicular pain. Other causes of testicular pain include testicular torsion, tumors, hernias, hip disease, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, all may B, but-: if optic nerve, not effected by HMP. Nausea can B if painful or R on a pain med that causes that & dizziness . Essentially if this is not the case. Get in 2 C Ur internist. U R @ the age that a CVA could be the reason, especially if it was of sudden onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis ? Injury due to slip & fall 2001, had p/t. Three herniated discs (l3/4/5)- caused foot to swell.
Conservative: Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive condition mainly treated by rheumatologists. It is not due to trauma, but can be aggravated by trauma. The spine slowly auto-fuses and becomes stiff, but can also develop a kyphoscoliotic curvature. There are exercises designed to maintain posture, but in severe cases surgery may be required to correct spinal imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 herniated discs(lumbar/cervical), no injuries. diangosis of ddd. What else can cause this so young?(27yrs old) never had a t spine MRI only lumbar/cervical
Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?
Possibly: It seems like your fusion goes from the lower Tspine into the Lspine so yes there is a possibility that if the fusion has failed and/or if disc herniation are present this could cause many of your pain symptoms in buttock, groin area. The weakness seems to suggest a neurological process that could come from T or Lspine. Incontinence, spasticity, balance problems are other things to look out for. ...Read more
Can herniated discs cause dizziness, arm/leg tingling? Blood work, nerve tests, MRIs, neuro exams all normal. That was the only Dx neurologists found.
Herniated discs: Disc herniations are a cause arm and leg tingling, but dizziness would not be directly attributable to a herniation. But pain can be described in many ways, so it is possible that your herniation is causing your other symptoms. If it has been over 6 weeks, try an epidural steroid injection. If your dizziness and extremity symptoms improve, then the herniation is likely causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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
I have several herniated discs in my lower spine. Can they cause intestinal gas/bloating? My doctor said no as the nerve compression is on the spine.
What can cause pressure/cramping in pelvic area especially after eating? Gi problems, kidney stones, fibroids, endometriosis or herniated discs
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