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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Radiating Pain Other Than Disc Herniation

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What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read more

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Can disc herniation cause disabity?

Can disc herniation cause disabity?

Yes: Disk herniation may cause pain, numbness and weakness limiting activity and work. You may have to reduce the number of hours and stop working all together. Fortunately disk herniations are treated well by endoscopic spine surgery. This minimally invasive procedure is with a small video camera inserted through a pen sized tube. This allows direct visualization and removal of the disk. ...Read more

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Can an extruded subligamentous disc herniation cause pain?

Can an extruded subligamentous disc herniation cause pain?

Yes: There are several sources at the tissue level that can contribute to pain in this case. The disc rupture is one, injury and stretch to ligamentous tissue is another, the loss of height increasing facet joint stress is yet another, as well as muscle strains near the site of injury. In many cases, it is not only what can be seen on the MRI that causes pain, but some things that are not seen. ...Read more

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Does c4-c5, c5-c6 disc herniation n nerve impinchment cause headache / dizziness?

Not directly: C5 nerve causes referred pain to the arm, c6 nerve causes referred pain to the thumb. People with pinched nerves in the cervical spine will often also complain of neck pain and some headaches. ...Read more

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Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Does c5-c6, c6-c7 disc herniation n nerve compression cause headaches/ dizziness?

Probably not: Although cervical spine problems can be associated with headaches and dizziness, usually these problems originate from the upper cervical segments(c2-5). If you are having arm and/or upper back pain, it is probably the result of these disc herniations. You should know that many patients without symptoms will have c5-7 disc herniations on their MRI which may be a serendipitous finding. ...Read more

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Hi. At T10/T11 there is a right posterolateral disc herniation w/mild central canal stenosis. What symptoms might this cause?

Hi. At T10/T11 there is a right posterolateral disc herniation w/mild central canal stenosis. What symptoms might this cause?

From none to pain: I am sure a lot of folks with this presentation may have no symptoms to mild back pain to more pronounced backache. Since it is the thoracic spine involved, usually there will be only back pain with no radiation. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for pain caused by spinal disc herniation ?

What are some natural remedies for pain caused by spinal disc herniation ?

Disc herniation tx: Physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture can all help. Back exercises/stretching, once symptoms start to improve, can help. Yoga may help. I am not aware of nutritional supplements that are likely to help. In fact, for acute onset back pain, prescriptions frequently are not satisfactorily helpful, either. ...Read more

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Would a central disc herniation l4/l5 cause leg pain or just back pain? Please help! Thanks

Would a central disc herniation l4/l5 cause leg pain or just back pain? Please help! Thanks

Often times both: I've answered questions for you on other occasions though I don't recall this category. A disc herniation at L4/L5 could cause both back pain as well as result in radiation of that pain down nerve root distributions which go into the leg. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation with more information on this condition please write and let's VIRTUALLY MEET: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I know a lot of core exercises can cause a disc herniation but can the front plank cause one? And does the plank work the bottom stomach muscles?

I know a lot of core exercises can cause a disc herniation but can the front plank cause one? And does the plank work the bottom stomach muscles?

No: properly done core exercises should not cause a disk herniation unless there was already a weakness or problem with the disc. Your front plank exercises will help your abdominals including the lower section of the abdominals. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Does cervical disc herniation cause chest, arm and armpit pain?

Does cervical disc herniation cause chest, arm and armpit pain?

Pain Cervical Disc: Short answer is yes. Pain to all three regions can occur with a cervical disc herniation. Fortunately many people will see improvement of discomfort in 6-8 weeks. Otherwise therapy, steroid injections, or surgery may be required for continued pain. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling in the back and neck?

Can a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling in the back and neck?

NO: A lumbar disc herniation will not cause tingling in the neck. In the cervical spine there is the spinal cord and nerve roots that supply the upper extremities. A disc herniation will not affect the spinal cord or cervical nerve roots. It may result in lower back pain. If lumbar nerve root is compressed/ irritated then you may experience pain, numbness and tingling of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Can disc herniation at l4-l5 cause s1 nerve pain (pain along side of feet). How?

L5: Disc herniation a tl4 L5 causes L5 nerve pain which overlaps significantly with s1 and siatica pain hard clinically to distinguish. ...Read more

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping  sensation in the calf  muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf . That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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Hi i am 24 my job is fym coach and i have lumbar disc herniation i would like i be informed adout what kind of problems could this cause to me life;?

What is FYM coach?: Disc herniations can range from causing NO SYMPTOMS & be entirely silent to causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness in a limb, & many other symptoms that are odd or feel strange or even painful. The good news is there are many ways to address the problem aside from surgery. If you'd like a private consult please contact me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Enter Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted ...Read more