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Cervical Disc Herniation Causing Dysphagia
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
I have been diagonosed with a cervical disc herniation pressing against spinal canal (stenosis). Could this cause LPR (silent reflux) somehow?
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
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
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
Not if it hurts: If you have recovered and have no symptoms, then yes. If you are currently symptomatic, not advised. ...Read more
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
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
Please help! What is the difference between cervical disc herniation and cervical disc encroachment?
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.
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
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
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
Can cervical spondylosis n disc herniation cause lumbar spondylosis n lower back n sacrum pain? Are they related?
Yes: But applying to the upper and lower spine as separate -----not cause and effect. ...Read more
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
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
Is a thoracic disc herniation usually more painful than of cervical or lumbar spine? Any harder 2 remove?
Thoracic Disk: Pain is too subjective to answer, but to answer the second part of your questions, yes. Unlike the cervical spine, where the disk is pretty close to the skin, we can't easily remove a thoracic disk from the front, the heart and lungs are in the way. Unlike the lumbar spine, where the spinal cord has ended, the thoracic spine still contains the spinal cord. More risky and more difficult to remove. ...Read more
Do cervical stenosis, bone spurs growth, kypbosis and disc herniation all part of degeneration? Is it possible to tell from x Ray? My doc'S diagnosis
Heavy neck pain continuous & on 03.03.2012 cervical laminectomy (c6-7) with disectomy. Mri 08-04-2013central and left paracentral disc herniation c6-7?
I have chiari malformation type 1. Mri shows loss of cervical lordosis and disc herniation at c5-c6. Is this connected?
No: Disk problems are not associated with the chari 1 malformation. ...Read more
Herniated disc: In my experience that would be a very unusual finding to see throat pressure and pain associated with a cervical disc herniation. ...Read more
Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?
CDH: A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon. ...Read more
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
Not possible but...:
A herniated disc means the gel-like substance in the center of the disc has leaked out and chiropractic treatment can not possibly make than gel disappear. See http://www. Spine-health. Com/video/cervical-herniated-disc-video
However, a good chiropractor or osteopath may help reduce the pressure that gel is putting on a nerve.
Another option to consider is prolozone:
http://tinyurl. Com/h7e7yp4 ...Read more
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