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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Maybe: If you herniate a disc in the neck you can get neck pain. Anxiety can cause a tight feelig in the throat but the disc does not really actually push on the trachea or esophagus. ...Read more

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Is a torn disc the same as a herniated disc? What effects could an l4-l5 torn disc cause?

Is a torn disc the same as a herniated disc? What effects could an l4-l5 torn disc cause?

The term torn as you: Are using it would imply a tear of the outer coating of a disc known as an annular tear. This is different from a disc herniation which occurs when a piece of a core of the disc called the nucleus polposusmoves through the annular tear. Boh can cause painor can be painless, incidental findings on a mri. These tears canbe the result of norms. Disc aging or can be traumatic in nature. Most heal. ...Read more

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What causes bulging or herniated disc?

What causes bulging or herniated disc?

Aging, injury: Disc bulges are normal variants & not an issue that should cause a problem. This occurs with disc loading as well. A disc herniation is an actual disruption of the disc's coating layers allowing disc material to move out of a normal position. This is a more frequent finding as we age as the disc degenerates which is accelerated by obesity & smoking. Overloading a disc's weight capacity=herniation. ...Read more

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Can a therapeutic massage cause harm to a herniated disc?

Can a therapeutic massage cause harm to a herniated disc?

Very unlikely: The amount of force applied to the spine during massage is relatively minimal unless some kind of manipulation is done at the same time. For this reason, it is very unlikely that a massage could cause further harm with a disc herniation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sciatica? Is it always a herniated disc problem?

What are the causes of sciatica? Is it always a herniated disc problem?

No: Sciatica is really a misnomer. Most causes of leg pain are more appropriately called radiculopathy, because the compression occurs in the spinal canal and the sciatic nerve doesn't form until much lower in the body. Other causes "sciatic" pain include, spinal stenosis, tumors, pyriformis syndrome, pelvic pathology, neuropathy, and cervical spine pathology. ...Read more

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What causes a herniated disc bad?

What causes a herniated disc bad?

Pressure and: Movements of the spine. Generally speaking the more you twisting and bend at the waist while holding a heavy object the more likely you will result in a bulging or herniated disc due to the pressure inflicted on the area of the spine. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause neuropathy?

Can a herniated disc cause neuropathy?

Agreed: It may be semantics, but when a disc herniation occurs, it presses on a nerve root and not a nerve. We call this radiculopathy. Neuropathy occurs further from the spine and often implies a non-compressive origin (although it can be compressive). ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause pelvic rotation?

Similar, yes: A ruptured disc which is focalized to right or left will result in focal muscle spasm over the paraspinals. This localized muscle tightness creates asymmetrical net back flexion and extension where the back and pelvic relationships are literally torqued inappropriately, and can create a feeling of rotation, but usually the pain is the focus. ...Read more

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How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

How would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet?

Radiculopathy: Irritation to certain nerves (commonly the s1 nerve roots) from a herniated disc can manifest as pain radiating to the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pain of severe sciatica caused by a herniated disc?

How do I relieve the pain of severe sciatica caused by a herniated disc?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic 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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Can a herniated disc cause spinal stenosis?

Can a herniated disc cause spinal stenosis?

Yes: Technically, spinal stenosis is defined as a narrowing of the nerve canal and a disc herniation can definitely cause narrowing of the canal. ...Read more

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Can having a herniated disc cause problems during pregnancy?

Can having a herniated disc cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: As you gain weight from the pregnancy, your weight distribution changes. This change often puts an extra load on the spinal processes. Using good posture and exercise approved by your Gyn can help minimize these problems. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc in your lower spine cause middle thoracic back?

No: There should not be any pain your thoracic spine from a lumbar herniated disc.If you have degenerative changes at lumbar levels, you may have them at your thoracic as well. One caveat, and a very rare one, is if you had enough of a herniation in upper lumbar areas to damage the cord and cause a syrinx. However, this would have been seen on MRI and you'd have more symptoms. Incontinence? Yes=er. ...Read more

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Can pelvic rotation cause asymptomatic herniated disc to become symptomatic by pinching nerves?

Herniated Disc: Yes, pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate back pain due to muscular causes from back pain due to herniated disc?

Physical exam: Backache due to muscular spasm usually is localised to the affected area with spasm clinically evident herniated disc usually causes pain radiating along the pinched nerve affected usually down one leg EMG of the lower extremities and MRI of the lumbar spine may be necessary in some cases to settle the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ifsciatica is caused by herniated disc, can a cortisone shot fix the problem? Or is it just a temporary pain relief? What are ways to fix it?

Ifsciatica is caused by herniated disc, can a cortisone shot fix the problem? Or is it just a temporary pain relief? What are ways to fix it?

Temporary: A cortisone shot will help temporarily, however it does not correct the disc--the good news is that with simple stretching sciatica should almost always get better--surgery is rarely needed. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause testicle pain?

Can a herniated disc cause testicle pain?

Possible: The nerve supply of the testicle is such that herniation of an upper lumbar disc could theoretically lead to referred pain into the testicle. The making of such a diagnosis would require careful history taking and physical examination by a skillful clinician. There are several other possibilities that need to be taken into consideration. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause you to have pain in?Your ear & throat?

Can a herniated disc cause you to have pain in?Your ear & throat?

May be in throat : If you have an herniated disc in the cervical spine you may hurt in the throat, but not in the ears. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

Can a herniated disc cause pain/numbness/tingling feeling in first 3 fingers?

If U mean the-: -thumb, index & middle finger. & the symptoms R all in the hand, a more likely cause @ 17 is carpal tunnel. Get in 2 C a fellowship trained hand surgeon. If not 1 near by, C an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When a herniated disc causes sciatic pain, will the opposite leg feel shorter over time?

No: Probably not. The disk herniation has no effect on leg length. I have not had a patient complain (or notice) of a leg feeling longer or shorter if they have or have had radiating pain (sciatica). ...Read more

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I had neck surgery for herniated disc they put a 2 inch titanium plate to replace disc does the screws come loose and cause pain?

It shouldn't...: But it could theoretically. An x-ray could help to tell. See your doctor, there are lots of simpler reasons for pain. ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more