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Sciatica Caused By Annular Tear
Is it possible for a 2mm disc protrusion with annular tear to cause severe sciatica in entire leg?
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. This can result in chemical inflammation of the nerves causing pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
Mri show buldging disc suggest annular tear. Mostly low central radial back pain slight sciatica. Does mostly back pain suggest cause ann tear not bd?
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had MRI after 4 months of low back pain. Mri shows annular tear and mild disk bulge. About how long does this take to heal.
Whats the treatment?: You have an injury, what are you doing to fix it? It is possible the problem isn't disc pain and could be musculoskeletal pain in which case physical therapy and a home exercise program would be most beneficial. Most back pain heals within 3 months so if its not healing try something else, like anti inflammatories or pain management. Don't get discouraged and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Mri report annular tear with no nerve root impingment. How can this be? Having slight left leg pain and left side low back pain.
Pain generator: The true task is to discover the pain generator, and the annular tear is unlikely to be the culprit. You might have pyriformis syndrome, peripheral sciatica, or even a sacra-iliac dysfunction. Find a physiatrist and get this diagnosed, as this will certainly facilitate your rehab. ...Read more
Annular tear: The disk is made of two types of cartilage: a softer inner nucleus pulposis and a fibrous stiffer annulus fibrosis. As we age, the connective tissue of the body dries out and becomes stiffer, producing wrinkles and bulges in our skin- parts of our body sag and bulge as we age, including disks. Annular fissures or tears are asymptomatic cracks in disks, a weak spot where a disk might herniate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: If the disk protrusion is on the left side and your pain is on the right side, then it is unlikely that that particular disk protrusion is the cause of your right sided pain. If you do not have any right sided disc protrusion, then your pain may arise from another cause such as your si joint, facet joint, a trigger point, etc. See your physician for further discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can annular tear and a central protrusion at L4-L5 can cause increased tingling after epidural injection ?
Possible: But uncommonGet a more detailed answer ›
Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?
Mri showed a bulging disc and a central annular tear at l5-s1.The disc area was black and tear was sealed over.Would a car accident have caused this?
Herniated disc: Herniated disc at l5-s1 are common. Car accident might cause it too. ...Read more
Can a herniated, and annular tear, in L-5 cause pain, tingling, and cramps in legs, and feet? I also have moderate OA in lumber spine.
Yes: Sorry to hear :(. Those can be very painful, but with multimodal treatment and time the symptoms can be treated and usually resolve. Good luck! ...Read more
Pain in my calf muscle, had a ultrasound neg. for PAD. I have herniated, and annular tear in L5 disc, osteoarthritis in lumbar. Is my back the cause?
TOO YOUNG FOR PAD: You are too young for PAD I will worry more about DVT. Specially if you have some swelling with the calf tenderness. It really depend on how where and when you are getting the pain walking? Standing? Is it aches or could it be muscle cramps how far you have to stop walking because of the pain does the pain goes away by stopping or you have to sit down to get relief yes your back could be the probl ...Read more
Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...
I had a scan Which showed a L5 s1 annular tear.Could this cause aching and burning to bottom of feet when standing and lower back pain when sitting?
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Constant r arm/shoulder pain, tingliing, hand swells & turns cold × 5yrs. Mri: c5-c6 & c6-c7 disk ostephyte complex, disk protrusion with annular tear, central canal stenosis. Could this be the cause?
Yes: Your symptoms may represent what we call radiculopathy. This occurs as a result of your nerves being pinched as they exit the spine by your protruding disc and osteophytes. You may benefit from an injection of steroid into the area of pressure of the nerve which may help your symptoms. Consult a physiatrist or spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Started having low back pain a few weeks ago, Had a MRI Taken on My hip and it showed a labral tear partial detachment and insertional tendinopathy . Would This cause back pain?
Yes: Hip problems may cause back pain. If the treatment for your hip does not help the back pain, then further evaluation is necessary. Worrisome symptoms that accompany back pain can include: fever, unexplained weight loss, numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of control of bowel or bladder function. Should these occur (or anything else that alarms you) notify your doc or get seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Twisting: Movements, especially twisting cause microscopic tears in the collagen fibers (tiny structural elements like the fibers or threads of a fabric) of the annulus (part of the disk). The body has some ability to heal such tears, but there is a limit. When the amount of microscopic tears becomes large, the tears connect, causing a larger tear. Sometimes those tears are painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different : Annular tear is similar to a sprain--a torn ligament, and not normal. It's presence does not equate to pain. In fact, upon healing the MRI will show a persistent abnormality. Bulging is best described with squeezing the top and bottom of marshmallow. The edges bulge to absorb shock of body weight. This is the job of the disc. If nerves not pressured, completely normal. ...Read more