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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
See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist, have the issues evaluated and learn your treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can lower back issues like compressed, bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?
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
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
I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip. Would it hurt me if I used a exercise bike.
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
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
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
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
Not enough info: There isn't sufficient information to try to answer this question. ...Read more
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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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
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
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