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

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

Not typically but : Disorders of the l5-s1 facet joints can cause pain to radiate to that area as can hernias, hip problems as well as problems with the testicles like an inflammation or infection and even testicular torsion which is a twisting of the testicle leading to severe pain and is a surgical emergency so you should see your doctor if the pain is bad and is worsening. ...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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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