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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

C5 and C6: Can affect the forearm (c5) and then the thumb, index and middle fingers (c6) might be involved. If the compression is really bad it can affect all the fingers as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could lumbar disc bulge get worse?

Yes: Most do not get worse, but occasionally they do. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs ?

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

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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

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

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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


Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more