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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?

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

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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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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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

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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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Can spinal disk herniation cause gastrointestinal problem?

Can spinal disk herniation cause gastrointestinal problem?

Yes: Certain lumbar disc herniations can result in the lose of bowel control. When this occurs it is a major emergent problem and requires emergent surgery. ...Read more

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Can a 3 mm cervical disk herniation cause pain in the shoulder blade?

Yes: If it is located laterally, where the nerve exits, it can. You still should do well with conservative care. ...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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Disc herniation cause weakness in lower extremities ?

If it does: Suggest you see your doctor right away before weakness turns to paralysis. ...Read more

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Help please! could disk herniation cause a sore calf?

Yes: An l5/s1 disc herniation can catch the s1 root and give calf pain. ...Read more

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Does a cervical disk herniation usually cause burning feet?

Can: A cervical disc can cause myelopathy. This will lead to this symptom. Come in to see me. I can help. ...Read more

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Can c 6-7 herniation cause liver function problems, fatigue, etc?

Can c 6-7 herniation cause liver function problems, fatigue, etc?

Not usually: Liver function abnormalities are not usually caused by back issues. If you are taking significant amounts of medications with tylenol (acetaminophen) in them that may be the issue. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist for further work-up. ...Read more