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Is it possible for slightly herniated discs cause back pain?

Is it possible for slightly herniated discs cause back pain?

Kinda: It is possible for back painful discs to bulge slightly and a radiologist use the words slight herniation to describe the bulges, best to think of disc herniations as causing leg pain. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...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


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Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

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

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I've had 2 herniated discs (specifically c5/6 & c6/7) in the last six years. I have a large chest. Is it possible that this is the cause?

No the disc : Herniations did not cause the large chest nor did the large chest result in the disc herniations but the extra load on the neck could aggravate your symptoms there. ...Read more

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Can herniated discs cause testicle pain? I have three herniated disks l-2 l-3, l-4 l-5, and l-5 s-1.

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

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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?

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

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Would herniated discs c5 6 and 7 cause hot feeling in left arch towards the ball?

Would herniated discs c5 6 and 7 cause hot feeling in left arch towards the ball?

No/Cervical spine : Those are herniated discs in the neck. They will mainly affect sensations or strength of the arm muscles ...Read more

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I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months i've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?

I have 3 herniated discs. For the past 2 months i've had chest tightness and slight pain. Can cervical herniations cause chest pain?

Yes: Lower cervical vertebrae disk disease can affect nervous supply to the lower neck, shoulder, upper back, upper chest muscles. Pain/spasm of these muscle groups can result in chest tightness. ...Read more

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Do herniated discs at l5-s1 cause pain in testicles?

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 more

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Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Can the herniated discs in the neck cause numbness on face and lower back of head?

Not typically : The nerves that supply the face and skull are cranial nerves. They exit directly out of the skull above the neck. For that reason, neck problems do not typically cause skull or facial symptoms. ...Read more

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Can u have blurry vision and nausea as result to headache caused by cervical herniated discs?

Can u have blurry vision and nausea as result to headache caused by cervical herniated discs?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?

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

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Can herniated discs cause dizziness, arm/leg tingling? Blood work, nerve tests, MRIs, neuro exams all normal. That was the only Dx neurologists found.

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

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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

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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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more