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Symptoms Of Bulging Disc In Neck C5 C6
Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain, you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...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
Hello! I was recently diagnosed with a bulging disc c5-c6, neck pain with radiculopathy amd sever muscle spasms. I was prescribed Soma 350mg but took one and felt horrible. So he prescribed me Robaxin which I take 2 at bedtime as needed. So about a half h
Got a MRI of head and cspine due to imbalanced issues. Came back with bulging disk c5-c6 can this be causing the neck pain and imbalanced issues?
Yes and No: A bulging disk is an anatomical term. If the disk is compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots it can cause pain, neurologic symptoms including balance impairments. If the disk is bulging and not compressing any neural elements it can cause pain but usually no neuro symptoms. An expert neuro exam and carefull review of the images will need to be conducted by your dr. To determine the relevance. ...Read more
I have myofascial pain in the neck with a bulging disk at C4 C5 C6 c7. Would this cause burning and numbness pain in the neck and down both arms?
The symptoms in my neck are burning and pins and needles. At times it is unbearable. I do have a disk bulge at C5 C6 I also have numb in the hand help?
Nerve Compression: What you are describing is nerve compression. The numbness in the hand is usually due to a nerve root compression (c-6). The burning and pin/needles is also due to the compressed nerve. Need to see your doctor and get treatment. Usually it is a combination of medications. ...Read more
SEE A PAIN DOC: A disc is bulging because it loses elasticity - like a waistband in your underwear. When it loses elasticity it no longer stays nice and tight and snug like it used to be. If it bulges enough it can get close to the nerve and irritate it. The inflammation and irritation can cause pain in the neck or shoulder blade as well as pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in your arm. ...Read more
Bulging disc at C6 C7 - disc dessication @c5 C6 diagnosed by MRI still in constant pain and spasm, how long to heal?
Variable: Bulging discs are almost always normal at your age - they are a normal part of aging. Conservative treatment usually does well for treatment of neck pain (especially if you've had trauma, such as a car accident) - including physical therapy, progressive activity, and anti-inflammatory medications. Further treatment, if necessary, can include spinal injections. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
What to do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?
Stretch and Exercise: At your age, I would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, I would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more
What should I do if I have c5-c6-c7 disc prolapse and neck is so stiff, also a disc bulge in l4-l5 l5-s1 levels, I am from india?
Bulging discs: Bulging, or herniated discs, typically resorb over time. Treatment varies based on the severity of pain and whether you have any neurologic deficit. Treatment can consist of physical therapy and medications or possibly epidural steroid injections or discectomy for very severe pain. ...Read more
Very painful muscle pain in my whole left side of my back caused by lordosis/kyplosis, l5-s1 bulging disc, and c5-c6 bulging disc. Is it fixable?
Yes it might be! See:
A spinal surgeon to be properly evaluated, investigated and plan of care started.
Good luck. ...Read more
Should I have a breast reduction due to c5/c6 bulging disc pain and back pain, even though my BMI is 35.5?
Depends on size: Of your breasts, but breast reduction surgery will have little direct effect on your disc bulge at that level. It might help indirectly, in that your bra strap might be impinging on nerves that exit the spinal canal at that level. Ask a neurologist for a definitive opinion on the likelihood the operation would help your neck/back pain. ...Read more
I have right shoulder blade pain with these via neck MRI. C5-C6 left paracentral broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. C6-C7 broad-based disc bulge causing no stenosis. Related? Thanks-
Is in the "pattern" or distribution of the C6-C7 nerves exiting at that level HOWEVER disc "BULGES" are NORMAL findings!!!!! Look to another reason for your should blade pain. Eg: SUBSCAPULARIS strain/sprain (the muscle UNDER the shoulder blade which helps your shoulder move.
Hope this is helpful!
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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? .
Ventral bulging disc at c3-4, minimal bulging disc at c4-5, mild bulging disk at c5-6, mild bulging at c6-7, cause of back, neck and shoulder pain?
I have a bulging disk at C5 C6 I also have numbness in my hand what fingers are involved for that location for a disk compression? Can it happen?
I have pain in neck & L shoulder blade, pins & needles arm. Could cervical kyphosis and osteophyte bulge effacing CSF in my C5-C6 cause these symptoms?
Parathesia / cspine: Yes. Would follow with neurosurgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have neck pain after getting the MRI done the diagnosis is this Diffusal Annular Bulge in C5/C6 Causing mininal Thecal sac compression.
Disc disease: Usually a combination of pT and anti inflammatory medication will be quite therapeutic. ...Read more
Fell 10 ft, no neck or arm pain prior, now pain and numbness, 1st mri- c5-c6 bulge with spur, 2nd mri- c5-c6 bulge no spur, do I need a 3rd mri?
Not necessarily: Unless your doctor deems one of the 2 MRIs of bad quality and that could the the reason why you see something on one but not the other then (and I cannot see either MRI) it is likely that the "spur" is not very bad. I would think you would possibly benefit more from a simple flexion/extension and oblique X-rays than a repeat MRI and a good exam to assess if your symptoms go along with C5/6 ...Read more
MRI cervical spine shows mild narrowing thecal sac at c5-c6, minimal bulge with joint hypertrophy. What does that mean?
I have a disc buldge in my neck c4, c5, c6. I am in intence discomfort for the last 3 years. I tried out all treatments nothing worked out. Please help?
See below.: If you are having arm symptoms including pain, weakness, and numbness you may be a candidate for an injection. Physical therapy can also be beneficial especially for neck pain. As a last resort, surgery can be beneficial for some patients especially if nerves are being compressed. I would consult with a spine specialist to discuss your specific case. ...Read more
I have a bulge in c5-c6 disc, but I'm also having some strange symptoms. The whole right side of my face went numb and arm.?
Be checked: The nerves that supply the face exit right out of the skull and do not go through the neck; so a disc bulge would not typically cause facial numbness. I would be checked to make sure it is not something in the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia is another possibility. But not from neck. Be seen. ...Read more
See below: Bulging discs are seen in normal individuals. As we age we lose the fluid in our discs which makes them more susceptible wearing out. As pressure is applied to these discs they start to bulge a little. While you may have pain from the disc there are other potential causes including pain from the neck muscles, joints, or ligaments. ...Read more
My MRI says mild disc bulging with thecal sac indentation at c5-c6, what type of pain can this cause?
Hopefully: None, unless the pressure starts affecting your strength in anatomic fashion. ...Read more
What is cervical spondylosis? What does it mean if C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?
Just means there are: Degenerative changes noted. Just as you would expect to have wear at the bottom of your shoes, and on your car tires, just as you expect to develop progressive skin wrinkles with age, spondylosis is just degenerative changes of the spine, and at age 40, having diffuse disc bulge can be age appropriate. The hydration in the disc decreases with age, leading to disc bulging circumferentially. ...Read more
I have 2 herniated discs in my neck (c3-c4 poster and c5-c6 left side w impingement) I've tried pt (helps) is there a permanent way to fix? The pain is unbearable sometime
See below: If you have done pt, are you doing the exercises that have been prescribed for you to do at home? I find that sometimes people forget to do these or think that these are not necessary. People do best when they follow the home exercise program. At 30 years of age, disc herniations can heal on there own but can take a while, sometimes over a year. Surgery can "fix" but will involve a fusion. ...Read more
Smooth Reversal of the cervical lordosis. Minor disc bulge is effacing the CSF anterior to the cord at C5-C6.?
Neck: The reveral of the cervical lordosis is usually from muscle spasms. The bulging disc is pushing against the sac that holds the CSF and spinal cord. You don't mention of it is pushing against the cord itself so I will assume it doesn't. Usually need rest, pain meds and muscle relaxers. Keep all your appointments with your doctor. You might benefit from physical therapy too. Hope this helps. ...Read more
At c5-c6 small diffuse disc bulge, moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis secondary to facet disease?
Question?: I am unsure what your specific question is. If these are the findings on a MRI/CT, the finding can be associated with cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms include pain in the lower neck, shoulder, arm, thumb and index finger. Treatments can range for medications, physical therapy, epidural injections to surgery. A spinal orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can help decide on the best treatment. ...Read more
Dehydrated disc, bulge at c5-c6 will fasting in the month of Ramadan make the dehydration worse? Can I hydrate the disc?
No and No: "Dehydration" of the disc material refers more to changes in the collagen content of the disc. Fasting will not aggravate this type of "dehydration" of the disc. There is nothing that you can use to "rehydrate" the disc either. A "Bulging" disc is a VERY COMMON finding on MRI: it does not correlate very well with the presence/absence of symptoms; "bulging" by itself does not result in problems. ...Read more
What to do if I have broad based disc bulge C5 C6 C7 effacing CSF on the anterior spinal cord there is bilateral neurofora?
Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are having neck pain or arm pain or numbness/weakness of the arms, then treatment with therapy to reduce the disc bulge and relieve pressure on the nerve roots or medication for the symptoms may be indicated. ...Read more