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Radiating Pain Bulged Disk
Lumbar disc degeneration,facet hypertrophy,3mm spondylolisthesis L5-S1.Severe low back pain, radiates down hips and legs.Benefit from pain mngmt?
Thoracic disc bulge flattening and deforming cord. Sharp pain and tingling mid back with bilateral rib cage pain.
May be related but: This may be related but thisdepends on the type of pain and your evaluation by your phyusician ...Read more
There can be changes: Disc herniations can present in various ways & change their pain pattern as they heal or progress or even recur as in 5% of cases. They can initially present as back pain & then radiate to a leg(s) & back pain will improve or stay the same. Leg pain can start as initial pain & improve & back pain can get worse & then resolve (centralization). Sometimes there is no pain, just neurologic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disc: If you have a confirmed herniation with an MRI, the first line of treatment is usually a steroid injection around the nerve performed by a qualified pain physician. You may require more than one, but no more than three in a year. If the herniation is large and you have weakness, surgery is the best option. Along with these treatments, you may be given an antiinflammatory medication as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is My left index finger tingling&numbness.have herniated disc in neck &moderatedisc bulge inlumbar spine &sciatica.
Tingling finger: A tingling finger can be from anywhere in your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, impinged anywhere from the spinal cord to the finger itself, including in the wrist. A full exam is necessary. Given your history of a herniated disc in your neck, you may have radiculopathy radiating from that level to a particular dermatome in your hand. Call your MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Lumbar spondylosis is another way to say you have developed some degenerative changes in your spine. This can certainly potentially cause back and leg pain, but is somewhat of a non specific diagnosis. If pain persists, a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually pinpoint the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
"radiating pain": If refers to radiating pain from a specific nerve distribution - usually from an upper region to a lower region, i.e. Back down th leg, or neck to the arm or shoulder. . Each nerve carries a signal (and pain) to a specific anatomic location. (compare to a sprained ankle that can be diffusely painful and numb rather than focally numb and painful in one location. ...Read more
Forehead/face/neck tingling. Ear pain. Abdominal pain below bellybutton. Have L5-S1 slipped disk, Related?
Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
A lot of things: Pain in this area can be caused by many things. You will need to see your doctor. He/she will take a good history of your pain, ie its location, is it constant or intermittent, the quality of the pain (i.E sharp, dull, aching, burning etc) whether it is affected by change of position or not, whether it has any relationship to eating or not and many other questions. Then a physical exam and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have disc bulge at l4-l5 and a small gap in sacrum, with radiating pain in right leg, i wanted to know, whether swimming is good for my condition
Excellent, but: Swimming if done properly helps ameliorate back pain. It is a low impact aerobic workout that is easy on the back and spine. Swimming should be performed under close supervision of the professionals who understand the limitations and special needs of back pain, and can address individual health needs. ...Read more
I have a bulging disc at c5/c6 with radiating pain left upper arm/forearm could this also cause referred pain to thoracic facet joint area?.
L4 d L5 bulge for 10year mild pain with aggrevating factor like working in sitting position.But now I can able to feel the pain radiates post. Thigh?
Nerve impingement: Pain radiating to the posterior thigh can come from a l2-l3-l4 nerve impingement so an MRI will be able to help 'pin-point' the exact problem. Initially, you may just need a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pak (oral steroids) to see if that 'clears up' the inflammation. Injections may also help. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
My l4-l5 and S1 are bulging. The pain radiates down my legs and is brutal. I now stand crooked due to it. What can I do to help without using narcotic?
Physical Therapy: You should seek the help of a good physical therapist or chiropractor. Warm baths can also help since this can help to relieve any superimposed muscle spasm that is further irritating the nerves affected by the bulging disc. Over the counter analgesics can help providing your stomach and kidneys are ok. There are also prescription lidocaine patches and anti-inflammatory patches that can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have left arm pain radiates to hand. Hand veins bulge more than right. Blood clot? Negative d dimer. Ultrasound on legs came back negative as well.
Upper Arm DVT?: This can be a sign of an upper arm deep venous thrombosis (dvt). These are somewhat unusual in a young lady, so certainly i agree with the possibility of a thoracic outlet syndorme (tos), particularly a sub-entity of it called "effort thrombosis" or "paget-schroetter syndrome." this is often associated with swelling of the arm, bulging veins, and a feeling of arm heaviness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Language ,speed: The speedy propagation is shooting pain. Slow is radiating....More of amedical/anatomical descriptive term. ...Read more
If I put pressure on outer left (as when getting up from sitting in the floor) get intense hot radiating pain?
Need more info: Not sure if you left out a word after "outer left....?" Are you referring to your foot, lower leg, knee or thigh? Or perhaps non of the above. Resend your question to HT with this info. Thanks ...Read more
Cervical spine: I'm not sure if you mean your upper arm or your forearm. I would first make sure it's not coming from your neck ( cervical spine ). ...Read more
5 CM paratubal cyst is causing radiating pain pain. Dr doesn't seem to think its an emergency situation. Why does this happen?
Laparoscopy: with ovarian cysts there is always a good chance that they resolve on their own and it may make sense to buy some time with pain medication. I don't see this happen with a paratubal cyst. A laparoscopy would help to sort things out: ovarian cyst versus paratubal cyst versus hydrosalpinx. ...Read more
Radiating arm pain: from the neck down means neck problem. From the wrist up the arm usually means distal entrapment form Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There is also thoracic outlet syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and a few others. Geography matters. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Get a thorough exam and if need be an nerve conduction-EMG test to localize the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have radiating pain in my right arm which usually comes and go on its own for the past 6 months. What could be the problem?
Protruding bump on the left side of my upper neck that has moved slightly from 2 days ago, hurts, radiating pain through my back, should i worry?
Abscess?: I have a number of questions, including how long it has been there and whether it is getting bigger or more painful. It could be an abscess (red, warm, painful), or it could be an enlarged lymph node, which could itself be infected, or could be an indication of infection elsewhere. A health provider needs to look at it and see if it needs drainage, antibiotics, or other evaluation. ...Read more
In disorders of the spine, is there a significant difference in the nature of radiating pain? What causes manifestation as burning, tingling, etc.?
Usually nerves: The symptoms your describing usually relate to nerves- & it can manifest in many different ways. ...Read more
I sneezed really hard, then felt a sharp radiating pain across my upper chest and shoulders. Pain went away in like 20 seconds. What caused that pain?
Muscle pain: When you sneeze really hard you you use upper body muscles and some times you can strain your muscles and that might have caused pain in chest and shoulders.You dont need to do anything unless pain returns. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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