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How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

How could I cure a disc protrusion on my cervical?

No cure!: When a disc bulges, it can be normal or to the point of abnormal. There is a weakening of the sac that hold the "jelly" inside the disc. Neck strengthening exercises and therapy and unloading the neck from stress will help but once bulgin, i don't know if they "un-bulge". Bulging of a disc doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. If the bulging encroaches on a nerve, then you have one. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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A syrinx in my thoracic spine is pressing on one of my nerves. What can I do to fix this?

A syrinx in my thoracic spine is pressing on one of my nerves. What can I do to fix this?

Syrinx: A syrinx generally results from an area of prior trauma or at a site in which the normal flow of spinal fluid is altered. If you do not have spinal cord symptoms and have nerve pain, a concern would be for a disc herniation. Review of your MRI scan would be needed to answer your question. ...Read more

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I have reverse cervical lordosis cervical ribs both side and Mri just showed broad based disc indenting thecal sack what's going on? how to fix it?

I have reverse cervical lordosis cervical ribs both side and Mri just showed broad based disc indenting thecal sack what's going on? how to fix it?

Muscle spasms : Straightening of the cervical lordosis can be caused be positioned during X-ray or muscle spasms. The cervical ribs on the other hand may cause pressure on nerves and symptoms. Only a surgeon could do something about that if indeed they were causing symptoms. As for the disc, if symptoms can be traced to the disc, then maybe a surgeon could fix it. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade is surgery really going to fix it permantly?

I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade is surgery really going to fix it permantly?

Cervical spine : The herniated dick is in the cercical spine . Your surgeon has to determine the evidence that the pain comes from the hernietaion , correlation between symptoms and findings and the electromyogram .If there are criteria for surgery and the pain is related to the disk that is suspected . Surgery should help. ...Read more

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My neck spine is curved in a backwards c I have had a C4 fusion onthe inside what would cause this?

My neck spine is curved in a backwards c I have had a C4 fusion onthe inside what would cause this?

May be cogenital: You may have been born with us. I would be surprised that this would occur without some kind of symptoms of pain or otherwise. Your physician and the radiologist should be able to give you more information ...Read more

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My surgeon told me today I have a couple of cracked lumbar discs that's pinching my nerves? What does that mean?

Discs: Problems with intervertebral discs are either bulging or protrusion(herniation). Cracking of a disc is a term I am not familiar with. When the disc presses on a nerve root or the actual spinal cord, various symptoms of radiating pain, numbness, tingling or muscle weakness occur in different areas depending on which levels of roots or spinal cord are affected seen on an MRI. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade. Is surgery really going to fix it permanently?

See below: There are no "discs" in your shoulder blade. A degenerative joint or disc in the neck can refer pain to the shoulder blade. A pinched nerve in your neck or upper back can also cause pain near the shoulder blade. There are many non-surgical options to consider before surgery including medication, physical therapy, and injections. Discuss these options with your md. ...Read more

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How could a herniated disc affect my foot?

How could a herniated disc affect my foot?

Pinched nerve: The nerves to your feet come out of your low back. If you have a herniated disc, it can put pressure on the nerve to the foot causing symptoms. ...Read more

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I got a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

I got a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?

6 to 10 weeks: The majority heal with conservative care. On average, if it is going to heal on it's own, it will do so in 6-10 weeks. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had neck surgery in2009 and MRI on back that showed 4 bulging discs could this be what is causing a burning sensation pretty much from neck to my fe?

I had neck surgery in2009 and MRI on back that showed 4 bulging discs could this be what is causing a burning sensation pretty much from neck to my fe?

Possible: Internal scaring after surgery is common , along with disc bulges that may create narrowing around the spine and lead to spinal impingement, i recommend an evaluation by a pain dr , new MRI with a without contrast along with emg/ncs are useful tests to determine the cause of the pain ...Read more

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Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if i allready have pain on my leg and i don't make surgery?

Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if i allready have pain on my leg and i don't make surgery?

Radiculopathy: Sometimes disc herniation can be treated with pain medicine and physical therapy. The concern is that unstable disc material can cause more than pain, it can cause numbness and weakness. If there is unstable anatomy causing the problem, surgery may be the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora

What could cause me 2 fall 102 times since oct12? I have severeddd&djd, multi-level protrusions&1cerv disc pressing on my scord, &some hern. In my thora

Spine: That many falls is very significant. Pressure on your spinal cord could be a reason. There are others, as well. I suggest u see a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can a bulging disk affect my pregnancy? And a pinched nerve?

How can a  bulging disk affect my pregnancy?  And a pinched nerve?

A bulging disc will : Not affect your pregnancy while a "pinched" nerve may make things uncomfortable as you progress with the pregnancy but there is physical therapy and support harnesses that can help. ...Read more

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I have 2 bulgin disc an scoliosis. The doc said i can't have the injections for pain cause of how bad my back is, i really don't no what to do. Help!

I have 2 bulgin disc an scoliosis. The doc said i can't have the injections for pain cause of how bad my back is, i really don't no what to do. Help!

Muscle conditioning: Steroid injections would not help - unless you have nerve inflammation/compression. Most important for scoliosis in a young patient is to maintain your para-spinal muscle health and strength. Isometric - push and hold - exercises (swimming, stationary bike, yoga, rowing machine) and weight control are important. ...Read more

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