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What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

What are the symptoms of having a herniated disk in the lower back?I have numbness and tingling in the lower back when sitting?

Many symptoms...: While this could be a sign of a herniated disc, it sounds a little more like facet arthritis as it does not radiate to different areas and does not have a constant dull ache. That being said, a physical exam and imaging would be necessary to be sure. If you are concerned about an actual herniation, then I would recommend seeing a physician for an exam to be safe. ...Read more

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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Symptoms of pinched nerve in lower back?

Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if thats what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to the knee , sometimes the foot or inner thigh. ...Read more

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My cervical spine has lots of problems like spinal stenosis.. Coukd that cause pain in the upper back on right? Pain present one year

My cervical spine has lots of problems like spinal stenosis..  Coukd that cause pain in the upper back on right? Pain present one year

Possibly: Upper back pain can be muscular, can be neck related, can be cervical spine related, or could even be from an internal issue (lung, etc). Try topical heat treatment, massage, hot shower, ben-gay and if not better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

Yes: Because the disc is impinging the nerve that goes down your leg. Treatment options include conservative treatment, steroid injections, and surgery depending on extent of the herniation, symptoms, signs, etc. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling in the back and neck?

Can a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling in the back and neck?

NO: A lumbar disc herniation will not cause tingling in the neck. In the cervical spine there is the spinal cord and nerve roots that supply the upper extremities. A disc herniation will not affect the spinal cord or cervical nerve roots. It may result in lower back pain. If lumbar nerve root is compressed/ irritated then you may experience pain, numbness and tingling of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

Back and leg pain: Most common symptoms are back pain that radiates to one or both of the legs. This is often made worse by bending and twisting or sitting for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Could a lumbar disc herniation cause tingling/throbbing sensations in the back and neck?

Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back. ...Read more

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Is pain in the lower back and leg related to a disc problem?

Is pain in the lower back and leg related to a disc problem?

It can be.: Pain in the lower back - particularly pain running down the leg, or pain associated with "pins and needles" sensations can be related to a disc that's out of position and causing pressure on the nerve serving the leg. But you really should be examined to find out for sure. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of a slipped disk in the 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

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What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle

What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle

See details: A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve. Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

What are the symptoms?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually none except: Most disc surgeries are successful when done for primarily sciatic pain in a non smoker, 90-95%. There is usually some incisional pain based on the size of incision. There may or may not be some residual pain in the leg usually due to ongoing nerve irritation from its prior compression by the disc or by the manipulation during surgery. Sometimes, there can be residual neurologic symptoms ...Read more

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I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

I have chronic low back pain that exists in the lower right side of my back and radiates to the front. MRI shows arthritis in spine. Is this related?

Probably yes: Arthritis in spine with degenerative joint disease can show up with chronic low back pain, and radiate to the front, as muscles and tendons, and nerve roots all are connected in the body. See a DO, an osteopathic physician with a neuromusculoskeletal medicine focus to help assess, and treat your condition to provide maximum decompression, and pain relief. ...Read more

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Would herniated disc in lower back cause scar tissue in the stomach?

Would herniated disc in lower back cause scar tissue in the stomach?

no: Lumbar disc herniation is not a known cause of scar tissue formation in the stomach. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a slipped disc and a herniated disc?

What are the symptoms of a slipped disc and a herniated disc?

Referred pain...: Radiating pain to a well defined area of a single extremity is typical for this problem, if it's in the cervical or lumbar spine. It could also cause weakness and numbness. If the disc herniation is central and large, it could affect both sides of the body. It will often feel like knee or shoulder pain, but there is no history of a knee or elbow injury. ...Read more

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Could cervical stenosis cause pain in your upper middle back on the spine?

Could cervical stenosis cause pain in your upper middle back on the spine?

Yes: Cerivcal stenosis may cause headaches, neck pain or upper back pain, but upper back pain is commonly caused by arthritis or muscles (myofascial pain). This type of pain may respond well to physical therapy, heat, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or radiofrequency ablation (rfa) treatments. I would recommend discussing it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder that runs into back of arm when moving or sitting slouched. I have a slipped disk in my lower back is this from it?

Not likely. : Disc problems in the low back can cause irritation of the lumbar nerves leading to pain, tingling, numbness, in the legs. The nerves that go to the arms start out in the neck (cervical spine). Pain from the shoulder going down the arm can be a number of things including pinched nerves in the neck or near the shoulder, muscle problems, or problems in the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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