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Pinched Nerves: Pinched nerves can progressively worsen. Would initiate ice and anti-inflammatories and pain medication. Surgical removal is indicated in intractable cases, when the offending agent remains pressing on the nerve possibly causing pain, numbness, tingling, or even weakness... You should see a physician if the weakness or pain are significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ACDF surg 06/2015 3wks experience pressure on throat swallowing issues numbness tingling pain in upper extremities head pain w neck bend backward?
Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.
See your dcotor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Cervical vertigo: Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred to as cervical vertigo. A physical exam is needed, often followed by a cervical spine x-ray and MRI to assess the anatomy of the vertebrae, discs, and the nerve rootlets as they emerge between the vertebrae. www.mainline.ent. ...Read more
No, because...: ...there Is NO disc between kevel 1+2, i.e. C1 and C2. If there were, you couldn't turn your head or look up and down. This sounds suspiciously like something a chiropractor would say. If it was, I advise you to run away. Very fast. Chiropractic is quackery with a capital Q. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: changing head position, sitting upright) , difficulty breathing (worsened by: lying flat, psychological ...
Sleep disorder: Sleep is very complex. We go into a state of paralysis normally during rem sleep. Often we have muscle jerks and spasms during sleep, or even talk and walk about in our sleep. Seizures can be activated by sleep. A good quality sleep eeg may be of value. Special sleep studies can be performed to better characterize your sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe low back pain, radiates 2 legs.Tingling in head&left arm. Can l4-s1 issues be causing head&left arm symptoms?Retrolisthesis, bulges, herniations.
Feel dizzy with certain head movements. Once head is upright, dizziness goes away. Can this be caused by herniated disc compressing nerveroot?
Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more
Severe back pain only when laying down, at night, or standing after sitting. Switching positions in bed does nothing. Bad Headache when awake?
Pelvic girdle ?: 38y w. HA, back pain lying/standing, not sitting. Sitting: both ischial prominences contact seat surface forcing sacroiliac joints, SIJ, into neutral anatomic positions. Sleep: surface ground forces translate around pelvic bony ring to loose/pained SIJ. Standing: upper body weight upon SIJ's; torquing loose SIJ. Loose SIJ evokes functional scoliosis as upright, head tilt & neck muscle tension HA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shorter-acting muscle relaxants? Currently taking 1/2 a Soma (carisoprodol) at night for sleep/cervical spondylosis/fibromyalgia-like pain. Tired into daytime.
Shouldn't Osteopath look at my prior MRI/report b4 treating me? I'm concerned that he should.I have bulg disc , pinchd nerv in cerv spne frm accident.
Tough question : I believe the more information a doctor has before initiating treatment the better. So I would be inclined to say yes . Perhaps you can suggest it him. ...Read more
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