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Does Lumbar Disc Bulge Cause Numbness In Hands
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more
I have a syrix on my spine. And two small bulging disk. I have numbness in hands and pain in the kneck. Iwhat can I do while I wait for apt with dr.
See below: There is probably not too much at this point besides trying to lie down and rest if the neck is really bothering you. Once you see your doctor, hopefully you will get a treatment plan that will help you. ...Read more
C3, C4 bulging disc. New numbness in hands, bladder leakage, bad pain at base of head that goes into shoulder. No mri in over a year, should I go to er?
Yes: Problem at the cervical spine can lead to serious problem. Get to the ER ASAP. ...Read more
Yes: Herniated discs in necks can cause numbness pain and weakness in the hand. ...Read more
I often wake up with numbness in hands; have elbow pain during the day; was diagnosed with sciatica; have bulging discs in back; obese. Back surgery?
Numbness in hands/fingers and heels radiating to toes cause? Pre-DM HTN PCOS Migraines Herniated Disc 21 yr old F 205lbs
The most common: Cause of numbness in hands/fingers in someone your age is carpal tunnel syndrome, but with it bothering your feet, too, it sounds more systemic such as peripheral neuropathy. This CAN occur even with pre-diabetes, before actual diabetes is diagnosed. The likelihood that this is caused by your migraine problem or the herniated disc (the disc would have to be very high in your neck) is small. See Doc ...Read more
For 2-3 weeks I've had neck, shoulders, and back pains. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Hand numbness and tingling. Depression. What causes these symptom?
Rule out med illness: You should first get a physicalexam to rule out any medical illness that might be contributing to how you're feeling. There are various illnesses such as vitamin deficiencies thyroid disease and sleep apnea that can cause what you're feeling. Lyme's disease is another possibility. Depression makes you feel very tired and fatigued both physically and mentally. You can develop aches and pains in virtually any part of your body. With depression you feel helpless hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are low. There is a distinct lack of ability to enjoy things and a tendency to withdraw socially. You can either have an increased or decreased appetite and insomnia or increased sleepiness. You can also have both. If you are feeling this way please see your doctor, then a therapist, and if necessary a psychiatrist for medication management. Do not forget to watch your diet, exercise, and seek out other ways of treating your depression from an alternative medicine or complementary medicine point of view. Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and finding your spiritual center can all be important ways to overcome depression. ...Read more
23 year old female -bilateral hand numbness mri:cervical strain/torticoilis posterior disk bulges. C5-c6 (2 mm) and c6-c7 (1-2 mm) levels docs say di?
Numbness: Numbness in the hands may be caused from compression at several areas including the neck and carpal tunnel. A detailed exam with nerve study will help decide where the problem is located. Patients with compression of the nerve at both the carpal tunnel and the neck may benefit from carpal tunnel surgery first as it is most likely the primary cause as a recent article this month demonstrates. ...Read more
I have a bulging disk at C5 C6 I also have numbness in my hand what fingers are involved for that location for a disk compression? Can it happen?
Yes: Most do not get worse, but occasionally they do. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Having a herniated disc, sinus issues continuously, colitis and numbness in hands, feet along with bursitis in shoulder...Are thes all related?
It is impossible to: Your question s impossible to answer without knowing where the herniated disc was and how it was treated. ...Read more
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs?
Likely carpal tunnel:
Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate.
In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit.
Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Other explanations: It would be unlikely that a few nite-time cocktails could cause a peripheral neuropathy due to alcohol and, if so, would affect feet and distal legs first. More likely you have problems with carpal tunnel nerve compression, but other nerves in arm and neck should be considered. Please seek help with your doctor. ...Read more
Look for other cause: These do not usually cause numbness in the hands or feet. There are a number of other causes, especially diagnoses such as diabetes or other metabolic or hormonal disorders including thyroid problems. If these are happening regularly and are not from resting on a nerve, you should have it checked out. ...Read more
Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read more
What can cause numbness in hands and feet? I am having issues with this happening at least once a day.
Many causes: Most common causes of numbness in the hands& feet (for all comers) is going to be diabetes mellitus. However, many other metabolic conditions can cause this condition as well as nutritional deficiences, demyelinating conditons of the brain/spinal cord, chemo/radiation therapy, excessive alcohol use, and as Sonny Bono used to say, "And the Beat Goes On." Check with your doctor for a full workup. ...Read more
I'm concerned: In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the biceps injury you may have injured a peripheral nerve but that would be uncommon. I would bring this to your doctors attention as it may be a problem that needs work up, like an emg. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Many: In neurology practices topamax (topiramate) is probably the commonest one to do so. Beta blockers, cancer chemotherapy drugs, excess vitamin b6 are also some of the causes. Look online at a drug's prescribing information, also known as "package insert", for more details about any particular drug's side-effects. ...Read more
Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs, nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more
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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