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Slipped Disk In Neck
Pain, numbness...: Slipped or herniated discs in the neck can cause pain in the neck, shoulder(s), arm(s). It can cause numbness or tingling in the arms, and less often in the legs. There can be weakness in the arms. In very severe situations, there can be balance problems as well as difficulty controlling bowel and bladder function. ...Read more
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
You yourself?: Assuming that you live somewhere with access to medical care i would not recommend fixing a slipped disc yourself. Depending on the severity and specific symptoms conservative treatment with physical therapy and injection to name some examples may be indicated, if there is pressure on a specific nerve sometimes surgery can be recommended to decompress that nerve. ...Read more
I got electricuted at work and have had this headace since the incident and they found a slipped disk in my neck. How would that do that?
Many: Many types of doctors deal with this problem. Some internists will deal with this. Osteopathic physicians deal with this frequently. The specialists involved include, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedists and neurosurgeons. Some slipped discs need surgery, many do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Believe it or not, many people have bulging discs and do not have any symptoms. A specialist in this area could help determine if this bulging disc is in fact the cause of symptoms and if so can usually prescribe a therapy program which should help. ...Read more
Had an ESI done on Tues. to help relieve the bulging disk in my neck. The shots have only made more pain and in new areas. Should I be concern?
Bulging discs: I would contact the person who preformed the injection and check in with them. You may be experiencing normal injection site pain but it is possible to have a reaction to the medication. It does take the steroid a few days to kick in so it is not surprising pain not better as of yet. There are also rare occasions where injections can get infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bulging disc in your neck cause impingement symptoms? At what levels if any would cause that impingement? Would the bulging disk cause burning ?
Yes: They definitely could cause impingement to nerves, most specifically at the nerve roots exiting through foramen when the disc protrudes toward a specific foramen (opening on the side). This can happen at any level and can cause a burning sensation by irritating that nerve root. A history, physical and imaging is warranted. ...Read more
Not usually : Unlikely. One possible scenerio is that the disc caused weakness leading to an imbalance but this is just speculation if the disc caused weakness in the area involved. ...Read more
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