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Cervical Disk Herniation Symptoms
What could cervical disk herniation aggravate into? Can the neck break or something?how to slow wear and tear after diagnosis.
Neck can't break,but: Your neck can;t break,but you could get articular nerve pain, numbness and tingling at that level. You should make sure you have a proper head rest in your car. and if you swim don't dive. A physical therapist can instruct you in gentle strengthening exercises and activities to avoid. ...Read more
Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your neck and back due to a disk herniation?
Yes: Depending on what vertebral levels are affected, you can have pinching of the nerves as they exit one or both sides of the vertebral column, so one or both sides could be affected.If the disc herniation is toward the spinal cord, esp. in the neck where there is little extra space, the effects could be worse & affect more then the limbs.Weakness/decreased reflexes are an indication for surgery. ...Read more
Facial Numbness: Causes of numbness in the face the facial nerve, which is cranial nerve vii, controls facial expression with 7 thousand individual nerve fibers to the facial muscles. Many disorders, conditions and diseases can interrupt the function of the nerve fibers and cause numbness. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Symptom Vs Cause: A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yoga: Yoga can increase disk space with stretching but it can also cause the disk to herniate further. Consult with a chiropractor, osteopath, physiatrist, or orthopedic surgeon before pursuing any exercise if you have herniation causing symptoms. Many people with herniation don't even know it because the disk is not compressing a nerve. ...Read more
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