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What would experts say? Could a compressed disk in the neck cause dizziness?

What would experts say? Could a compressed disk in the neck cause dizziness?

Yes: There are nerves in the neck that tell the brain where the head is relative to the body so dizziness and imbalance can result especially if the dizzyness and severity of the neck symptoms go together. Nerves in the neck if stimulated can cause nystagmus an eye movement associated with inner ear causes of vertigo. Often responds to neck pt. ...Read more

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Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

Dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage, what to do?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more

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I have dislocated shoulder, compressed disks in neck and nerve damage. Will I ever recover?

See details: Why not ask your orthopedist. If you have not seen one, do so. One needs much more specific data to answer this question. ...Read more

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How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection. Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses. ...Read more

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For how long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5?

For how long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks at l4/l5?

Depends: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Caudal epidural injections are several levels below l4/l5 and sometimes may not provide adequate relief. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief. ...Read more

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My mom has a degenerated disk in her back right above a compressed disk. She's 54. It's her lower back. Physical therapy just seems to be making it worse. Is there anything that might give her some pain relief? Her muscle relaxers and pain relievers are n

My mom has a degenerated disk in her back right above a compressed disk. She's 54. It's her lower back. Physical therapy just seems to be making it worse. Is there anything that might give her some pain relief? Her muscle relaxers and pain relievers are n

See Spine Specialist: Your mom needs to see a spine specialist to evaluate for other options. Typically if physical therapy and medications are not helping she may need evaluation for injection therapies or possibly even surgery. Pain medications are helpful for a short term fix however she will need further evaluation to really get better. ...Read more

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Can lower back issues like compressed, bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Can lower back issues like compressed, bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Yes, but: Stop guessing and see your doctor, as you could be correct if you are compressing bilateral S-1 roots, but instead, you could have peripheral neuropathy or even tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have consistent lower back pain, chiropractor says I have 2 lower compressed spinal disks. Should I keep going to the doctor or if not, what do I do?

I have consistent lower back pain, chiropractor says I have 2 lower compressed spinal disks. Should I keep going to the doctor or if not, what do I do?

Normal wear & tear: Everyone gets disc degeneration as they get older. Imagine if you had sneakers that were 20yrs old. There probably wouldn't be much sole left. There is no way to reverse the wear and tear on the disc, but there is hope. Your best option will be exercise. Look into a beginners hatha yoga class for strength and stability. I would see a board certified pain specialist to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

Pain Will guide you: If you cannot live with the pain in your current condition or you have weakness, then surgery may be the best option for you. Most microdiskectomies are very successful- but don't go into any surgery without carefully considering it. Many people get over a herniated disk in 3-4 months without surgery. Don't let yourself get too bad before you do something. Talk to your surgeon- he will help you. ...Read more

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I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used a exercise bike.

I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used a exercise bike.

No: An exercise bike would probably be a good exercise for you. You might also consider swimming if you have access to a pool. ...Read more

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An MRI last week showed bulging at C4 to C7 with radial nerve pinch issues. I have ddd of thoracic & lumbar throughout, can disk bulge be related?

An MRI last week showed bulging at C4 to C7 with radial nerve pinch issues. I have ddd of thoracic & lumbar throughout, can disk bulge be related?

Sometimes disc: Changes such as degeneration with bulging can lead to narrowing of the spinal nerve exiting holes in the neck or cervical spine known as neuroforamina leading to foraminal stenosis which is the term for this narrowing leading to nerve compression or irritation along with the nerve being pinched or compressed in the arm by other issues & this is termed a double crush syndrome or pinching in 2 sites. ...Read more

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What does a herniating disk feel like?

What does a herniating disk feel like?

You won't feel it: Herniated discs are associated with aging. Many are asymptomatic. Disc herniation develop over time and you will not know that you have one without appropriate studies. ...Read more

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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

Symptoms?: Sounds like you had an imaging study. Herniated bulged and compressed discs are of no significance unless you have symptoms that correlate with the noted abnormalities. ...Read more

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What's a disk herniation?

What's a disk herniation?

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 more

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How to treat deteriorating disks Disease?

Depends: On how bad it is. Excessive weight is definitely a risk factor for this- so get your weight into the ideal range. Excessive lifting can also cause worsening. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are ways to herniate a disk?

Doctors, what are ways to herniate a disk?

Typically: Caused by twisting and bending motion. Especially if you load the spine with either lifting heavy objects or caused by sudden increased motion like an accident. ...Read more

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Do disks actually repair themselves in a degenerated spine?

Do disks actually repair themselves in a degenerated spine?

No: Disc do not regenerate. The damage is done once the degeneration starts, or herniation occurs. It is a form of arthritis, and that is a progressive problem. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated disk?

How to treat a dislocated disk?

Time: Time /gentle activity / avoid painful activity/ some rest of course
if not better in a week or then need to seek attention/ can use pt/ traction / injections and even surg. ...Read more

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How are herniated disks treated?

How are herniated disks treated?

Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary after rupturing 3 disks?

Is surgery necessary after rupturing 3 disks?

Not always: You can try conservative management such as physical therapy, mild pain meds and epidural steroid injections. If you cannot get improvement or if weakness develops you should be seen by a spine surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I am a gymnast... Do you think it could be a slipped disk?

I am a gymnast... Do you think it could be a slipped disk?

Not enough info: There isn't sufficient information to try to answer this question. ...Read more

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Buldging disks in my lumbar spine, should I be concerned?

Buldging disks in my lumbar spine, should I be concerned?

Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read more

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What is a compressed disc?

What is a compressed disc?

Back pain?: I'm assuming you are referring to spinal condition where you have back pain? Sometimes the spinal columns making up the enitre back (spine) can compress down because of weakness or overweight and cause pains. Xray, MRI or bone scan can show this. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is degenertive disk disease?

Need a simple explaination for this. What is degenertive disk disease?

This is simple: Https://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Degenerative-Disc-Disease. Aspx

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What can be done about bulging disks?

What can be done about bulging disks?

Consultation.: An orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon who knows your case, would be able to provide you with very specific options. Acupuncture can reduce pain & inflammation related to discs but will not cure the actual condition. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinch neve in neck?

What can I do for a pinch neve in neck?

Depends on cause: First, if there is arm or hand weakness associated with this, seek prompt medical attention. Otherwise, conservative measures to include nsaids, physical therapy, home cervical traction and activity modification can help. Soft disk herniations can be reabsorbed over time. Compression by bony narrowing (arthritis) may be less responsive to non-operative measures. ...Read more

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Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

No: Not unless it bothers you. I would see a spine specialist if you are having sciatica pain that is not resolving. ...Read more

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How quickly do disks degenerate and rupture?

How quickly do disks degenerate and rupture?

Prevealence of dddz: 30%of a symptomatic people have at least one degenerative discl5 s1 the mostcommon in men l45 most common in women. Proving not all degenerative disc cause symptoms disc herniation events occur much less frquently 2% a year. ...Read more

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Are most back injuries due to disk problems?

Are most back injuries due to disk problems?

No: Low back pain is one of the top reason's why people seek medical treatment in this country. In the vast majority of cases it is muscular in origin, either to do a lumbar muscle strain, spasm, or both. Actual disc disease accounts for a smaller percentage. ...Read more

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How long does compressed nerve takes to heal?

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How long does compressed nerve takes to heal?

Pinched nerve: Pinched nerve is a term used to described nerve compression. It's difficult to say how long it takes to get better. It depends on the location and severity of the pinched nerves. Some of the compression can get better within days while others can become chronic. ...Read more

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How likely will surgery be for my slipped disks?

How likely will surgery be for my slipped disks?

Physical Therapy: Mainstay of treatment for slipped disc if have no major neurological symptoms of impingement is conservative i.E no surgery indicated.

Mainstay of treatments physical strengthening with focus on core strengthening keeping yourself active and anti-inflammatory meds if all fail then trial of nerve block (epidural). ...Read more