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Causes Of A Herniated Disc In The Neck
Herniated disc in neck caused by a car accident, along w/chronic neck prblms, i began pt recent. This morn woke with worst headache/neck pain & weak!
Get checked: Most disc herniation a in the neck can be treated initially nonoperatively, with interventions including therapy. The main exception to this, however, is if a person is developing signs of nerve damage. If you are truly developing progressive weakness in the arm, you need to let your doctor know immediately and you may even need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?
Unlikely: A disc herniation could cause sudden neck pain & pain may cause nausea & vomiting but not eye pain. A headache up back of head could be from the cervical muscles being stimulated to involuntary contract leading to muscular or tension like headache . I would also be concerned about vascular issue of one of blood vessels leading into the brain such as the carotid or vertebral arteries so see doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i drive a lot i get shoulder pain moving in towards my chest what could cause this mostly left arm I do have herniated. Disc in neck?
Neck or shoulder: You can get similar symptoms from an impingement on either your neck or shoulder itself. Best thing to do is see a physiatrist and get examined as there are special tests that can be done to determine which it is. If the exam doesn't lead to answers and MRI would be the next step. Heart problems can be referred to the left arm (angina) so if you have risk factors for heart disease see an md. ...Read more
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?
Can herniated disc in upper back or spondylitis in neck cause tingling numbness in jaw. Also have it in hands arms and front of thighs.
What would you suggest for tight muscles caused by tension...and I also have a herniated disc at L5 S1 and suffer with sciatica. Neck position for sle?
Muscle tension: If you wish to avoid taking muscle relaxants like flexeril or robaxin, consider stress management therapy. Wearing a soft cervical collar off and on takes pressure of the neck. For sciatic pain which is chronic, epidural corticosteroid injections and/or surgery may be needed and follow up with a neurosurgeon is advisable. ...Read more
Injections vs Surger: If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain. If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain, surgery may be an option. Fortunately, for the properly selected patients and in the right hands, surgery can be very successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having a herniated disk on neck cause problems talking (both speech &words to come out) if so why?
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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