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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Uncal Herniation

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Can disc herniation cause disabity?

Can disc herniation cause disabity?

It can but is : Usually self limiting as 90% get better non operatively and those that need surgery have a 90% success rate. Rarely, a disc herniation can cause permanent neurologic deficit but most of the time it is not a total disability. ...Read more

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What causes disc herniations to be asymmetric?

What causes disc herniations to be asymmetric?

Interesting Question: Most likely the answer is that you yourself are not symmetric in any way shape or form. There are asymmetries found in your body and spine all the time and which leads to the disc herniation also being asymmetric. Another common reason is that the ligament that hold the disc in place does not cover the whole disc only the central part, which leads to the disc herniation going to one or the other ...Read more

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Can disk protrusions cause as much pain and problems as disk herniations?

Yes many may use-: -the word interchangeably. Best to see an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in spine. ...Read more

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Can multiple cervical herniation cause chest pain or discomfort?

Can multiple cervical herniation cause chest pain or discomfort?

Unlikely: Best to work up chest pain as if you didnt know about the neck a c4 radiculitis can cause neck and shoulder and chest pain that would be disc herniation at c3-4. ...Read more

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What to do for a cervical herniation with pain that causes daily headaches?

Common Finding: Disc herniations are common findings on MRI scans. These can often be used as a quick answer to all pains that affect the neck and or lower back. Be sure to see a specialist about this to make sure you headaches are not from a different source. There are many conservative treatments for headaches from otc medications to physical therapy and other more specific medications. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Does the scheuermann's disease cause disk herniation on the lumbar and kyphotic? And What does cause generally a disk herniation?

Does the scheuermann's disease cause disk herniation on the lumbar and kyphotic? And What does cause generally a disk herniation?

Yes: scheuermann's disease in an exagerated kyphosis. this "uneveness" in the spine will contribute to disk herniation. A disk herniation occurs when a disk loses it's water content, believed to be due to ongoing friction/trauma, it appears that some are more genetically prone to disk herniation. ...Read more

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

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