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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

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Is cervical radiculopathy in my cervical spine from disc protrusion?

Maybe: Cervical radiculopathy can arise from various causes that pinch a nerve in the neck. A disk herniation is a common cause. Other causes include bone spurs that form over time that narrow the hole through which the nerves exit the spine. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Can thoracic dextro-scoliosis cause shoulder and neck pain?

Yes: The muscles are tight as they try to correct the "kink" in your spine. Pain usually gets better after you strengthen these same muscles. Good exercises for that are symmetrical isometric activities - swimming, rowing/rowing machine, bicycle or stationary bike, yoga. Once the muscles are stronger, the asymmetry in the spine may improve or stabilize. ...Read more

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What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

What can bring about early degenerative changes in my cervical spine? Serious neck pain and straight cervical curvature with herniated disks

Many things: As an example, family history of early degenerative arthritis, type of activity that you engage in and trauma. Please see you family physician. ...Read more

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I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

I have lumbosacral spondylosis without myelopathy, spinal stenosis other than cervical, lumbar region with neurogenic claudication and thoracic radiculitis. What should I do?

Exercizes: There are two therapies for neurogenic claudication. Many patients who religiously perform the daily stretching and back strenghthening exercizes, get relief. For those who don't decompressive surgery can improve quality of life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Can back surgery work on spinal stenosis and cervcical and lumbar spondylosis?

Yes: Surgery can be very effective in treating symptoms arising from these issues. However, in most cases extensive nonsurgical treatment must be ineffective prior to considering surgery. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Can chiropractic take away upper back shoulder and neck pain from 4 bulg cervical disc c3-c7 and cervical kyphosis also? Is this even causing my pain?

Worth a shot: The first question is where are you getting all of this information? Have you had an mri? It would be very uncommon to have a cervical kyphosis. Chiro treatments can be very effective, but just be weary of the hard sell. I would not recommend more than 6 treatments if you are not seeing any benefits. Bulging discs do not necessarily cause pain. You are young and should get better! see pcp. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc in your lower spine cause middle thoracic back?

Can a herniated disc in your lower spine cause middle thoracic back?

No: There should not be any pain your thoracic spine from a lumbar herniated disc.If you have degenerative changes at lumbar levels, you may have them at your thoracic as well. One caveat, and a very rare one, is if you had enough of a herniation in upper lumbar areas to damage the cord and cause a syrinx. However, this would have been seen on MRI and you'd have more symptoms. Incontinence? Yes=er. ...Read more

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What does an individual's pain feel like with a herniated disc in the thoracic spine, thoracic herniation?

What does an individual's pain feel like with a herniated disc in the thoracic spine, thoracic herniation?

Usually no symptoms: Most thoracic disc herniations are not symptomatic. However if the disc is pushing any thoracic nerve, you will experience some pain around the rib cage at the level where the nerve is being pinching. If the disc is large and compress the spinal cord, then it may affect your balance/gait while you walk, and it may result in lower extremity weakness. ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Can cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy, cervical region cause bladder problems?"

Yes, it can: Based on the information provided -- intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy in the cervical region can cause bladder dysfunction as the spinal cord is compressed by the disc. ...Read more

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Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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

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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Vertebrae pain in upper spinal cord between shoulder blades. Would this require surgery?

Vertebrae pain in upper spinal cord between shoulder blades. Would this require surgery?

Rarely as most : Problems are treated without surgery unless the symptoms are related to a tumor, infection or unstable spine fracture or occasionally, a disc herniation. Most spine source pain is treated non operatively. However, not all pain in this area arises from the spine and could be from an ulcer or other referred source. So if it does not improve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes head and neck pain for arthritis in the cervical spine?

Facet Disease: Arthritis of the cervical spine is also known as cervical facet disease. Facet joints are small joints in the back part of the spine that can be responsible for neck pain and headaches. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc disease,cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches,prickling sensations all over,numbness?

Can cervical disc disease,cervical stenosis and kyphosis of neck cause widespread muscle twitches,prickling sensations all over,numbness?

Usually not: neck disease will cause symptoms below tthe area of stenosis if face is involved then these symptoms are not due to this condition ...Read more

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Workers compensation for a bulging disc spondylosis with radicular pain?

Workers compensation for a bulging disc spondylosis with radicular pain?

Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed by the us dept of labor. In most cases, there needs to be some precipitating event which causes the injury to be ruled compensable, but this differs as i mentioned above. ...Read more

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Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Cervical spine compression of nerve?

Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed. ...Read more

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With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme

Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine pain, shoulder pain, tingling, ankle pain and burning eyes be symptoms of prediabetes?

Can cervical spine pain, shoulder pain, tingling, ankle pain and burning eyes be symptoms of prediabetes?

Very very unlikely: No, "diabetic neuropathy" involves the feet or rarely hands, but not the neck , ankles or shoulders ...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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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more