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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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Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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Cervical disc herniation can cause stinging sensation in the throat and shortness of breath? It can get rid of this symptom? What are the solutions?

Cervical disc herniation can cause stinging sensation in the throat and shortness of breath? It can get rid of this symptom? What are the solutions?

See your Doctor & be: Investigated for proper diagnosis, of your Shortness of breath, which to me seems to be related to your GERD.
A GI specialist or a your Doctor will be able to treat that, but if your Cervical Disc is cause of your symptoms, then surgery might be needed if nonsurgical treatment does not help.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

How are cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment different?

Encroachment: Any condition limiting space for the nerves causes encroachment. A herniated disc would cause encroachment. A bone spur would also cause. Encroachment does not imply pressure, or severity, or the presence of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

What are the differences between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Semantics: A ruptured disc is indicative of a tear in the annulus fibrosis which contains a gelatinous substance, and the rupture sticks out beyond a few mm. If the disc rupture is large enough, it could contact nerve roots or even the spinal cord, and as it gets closer, it is termed encroachment. ...Read more

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Can you snowboard? If you have? A cervical disc herniation?

Not if it hurts: If you have recovered and have no symptoms, then yes. If you are currently symptomatic, not advised. ...Read more

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What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

What are steps can I take to prevent cervical disc herniation?

Find youth fountain.: If you can' t find the foutain of youth, then try to stay as young as possible by not smoking, exercise regularly, sleep well and avoid awkward and prolonged positioning with you neck and arms. Avoid heavy or repetitive lifting or pulling. Maintain a good vitamin d level. ...Read more

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How long does the acute phase of a cervical disc herniation usually last?

2-3 wks, then things: Change somewhat. Initially the nerve root takes a hard fast hit, & is not happy. Pain, numbness. Muscle weakness is urgent. As the swelling from the herniation decreases symptoms are less. If the herniation is large you may never get out of the acute phase due to the large space it take up in a small space. Rx with NSAIDS help. B sure you are seeing a fellowship trained spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a? Difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

No: A cervical disc can encroach on the spinal canal occupying space that potentially can compromise the spinal cord or cervical nerve root or roots. So it means the same if I am understanding your question correctly. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Please help! What is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?

Disc herniation: Is the process of the disc expanding outside of normal range. When they say encroachment, they are talking about the herniation itself moving toward, or encroaching, on either nerve roots or the spinal canal. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell from a MRI whether a cervical disc herniation is from aging or injury? I'm an active person but not sure how I got my disc herniated.

Can doctors tell from a MRI whether a cervical disc herniation is from aging or injury? I'm an active person but not sure how I got my disc herniated.

Probably not: Each case is unique, but herniated discs from various causes often look similar on MRI. By combining the MRI result with your personal history and symptoms, it may be possible to suggest a likely cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have numbness in? My feet after cervical disc herniation. Is this reversable?

I have numbness in? My feet after cervical disc herniation. Is this reversable?

It is possible: When the disc is not in its normal location as is the case with herniation symptoms can occur. Inflammation can occur, impingement can occur. If the swelling can be minimized and the pressure off the nerve somehow controlled, then it is possible to reverse. The longer a nerve is irritated the harder it maybe to treat. ...Read more

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Is a Broad based cervical disc bulge the same thing as a herniated disc. I keep seeing it called a broad based disc herniation online.

Is a Broad based cervical disc bulge the same thing as a herniated disc. I keep seeing it called a broad based disc herniation online.

Not exactly: A disc bulge may not be a herniation. Both can possibly impinge on the cord and the nerves. They are not related to your scleritis or your red puffy feet. More importantly does the disc bulge call Aide with any neurologic changes you have. These are things to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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2 years - jittery feeling, irritable, muscle twitches, head rushes, heart palps - also had cervical disc herniation. .. Please help!

2 years - jittery feeling, irritable, muscle twitches, head rushes, heart palps - also had cervical disc herniation. .. Please help!

Blood work needed: I think it's important to get some basic blood test including thyroid and electrolyte evaluation with kidney function. Beyond that you may need monitoring for irregular heart rhythms. Also, a possibility of symptoms being from anxiety should be considered if a comprehensive work up turns up negative. All in all, there is a need for basic testing as above. ...Read more

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Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Any trigger point injections for cervical spine disc herniation?

Typically not: Trigger point injections are best used for spasm and pain in the muscle. If the pain is originating from a cervical disc herniation, the trigger point is usually not successful, and even when it is, rarely gives any lasting relief. ...Read more

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How do trigger point injections work for cervical spine disc herniation?

How do trigger point injections work for cervical spine disc herniation?

Symptom relief: If a disc herniation is causing muscle spasm and localizable pain the injection can decrease pain. It will have no effect on the disk herniation itself or any spinal cord or nerve irritation caused by pressure from the herniation. ...Read more

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Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if I allready have pain on my leg and I don't make surgery?

Radiculopathy: Sometimes disc herniation can be treated with pain medicine and physical therapy. The concern is that unstable disc material can cause more than pain, it can cause numbness and weakness. If there is unstable anatomy causing the problem, surgery may be the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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