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Symptoms Of C6 C7 Herniated Disc
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not all the time: About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more severe, they are better before any evaluation is done. 90% of symptomatic disc herniations get better with just time independent of any specific treatment. Symptoms range from back or neck pain with/without extremity pain or just arm/leg pain. ...Read more
40 y/o male N.Delhi India suffering from lower back pain (L4L5 herniated disk) & spinal stenosis as per MRI. Pain in left side. Take NSAIDs. Advise pl?
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Pls provide meaning for results of cervical spine MRI central protrusion of c3/4 & c4/5 discs, right paracentral & right foraminal herniation of c5/6?
Symptoms: The central disc proteusions are likely age appropriate asymptomatic incidentsl findings if you have right arm shoulder and painto indes and thumb then this image reveals cause to be a correctable disc herniation if you dont have right arm pain then this means nothing . At your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An MRI last week showed bulging at C4 to C7 with radial nerve pinch issues. I have ddd of thoracic & lumbar throughout, can disk bulge be related?
Sometimes disc : Changes such as degeneration with bulging can lead to narrowing of the spinal nerve exiting holes in the neck or cervical spine known as neuroforamina leading to foraminal stenosis which is the term for this narrowing leading to nerve compression or irritation along with the nerve being pinched or compressed in the arm by other issues & this is termed a double crush syndrome or pinching in 2 sites. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have degenerative disc disease dislocation of 3 lumbar discs and disc herniation at l5/s1 and disc bulges on l3/4 l4/5 my doctor says he can't op why?
Conservative surgeon: There are several possibilities. The surgeon may feel that your problem(s) will not be helped by surgery. Another possibility is the doctor doesn't want to operate at multiple levels. Spine surgeons usually don't want to operate unless they are sure surgery can help you. This is an excellent attitude. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Male, 41, what activity, treatment and food having cervical 3, 4, & 5 and lumbar 4, 5, &6 disc desiccation & disc bulge. Feels weekness, numbness & pain?
Complex: Ddd of the cervical spine is common and rarely requires surrey. The best thing to do is pt to increase your strength, avoid contact sports or high impact activities, do not smoke, etc. If this leads to increasing weakness, sensory loss , then surgery may be required and would advise a neurosurgical consultation. ...Read more
Cervical MRI - C6-7, C5-6 - 3mm bulge disc dehydration and narrowing along neural foramen. Also mild C4-5, C5-6 stenosis protrusion. Thoughts?
Cervical MRI: Yes you need to discuss these findings with your Dr. who knows your history and physical exam. Was the test done for fun or Injuries? What symptoms are you having? Numbness, weakness in the distribution of the nerves that go out of these foramen. You can look at this on Wikipedia too learn more. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cervical spondylosis and C5 - C6 and C6 -c7 disc shows diffuse circumferential bulge?
This means that you: Have arthritis setting in at a couple levels in your neck (spondylosis) at specific joints in your spine with possible inflammation from this irritation as well. The diffuse circumferential bulges suggest degenerative disc disease and flattening of your discs, from either past trauma or disc issues that are causing them to bulge beyond the vertebral bodies. Hope that helps! ...Read more
MRI showed transitional lumbosacral vertebra mild herniation L-4 L-5, L-5 S1 and central disc protrusion. Could this be DDD. severe back and leg pain?
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Slip on water 2012 pain left leg.Mri showed sprin/swelling.Pain worse 2nd MRI lumbar t6-t7, t7-t8, t8-t9 buging disks, neural herniation at t6-t7 help?
New intermittent 1-sided (rt) perineal numbness. Have ddd, cont CSF leak after (rt) l4/5 microdiscectomy & return of herniation. Can this be related?
Potentially: Potentially, and i would encourage you to let your surgeon know immediately. There is a condition known as cauda equina syndrome in which severe pressure on the nerve canal can cause perineal numbness and can lead to loss of control of the bowel and bladder. You should be checked. Thank you. ...Read more
Can min. Broadbased disc bulge at c3-4 & broadbased disc bulge w/superimposed central disc protrusion and endplate spurring at c6-7 cause torticollis?
MRI results for spinal lumbar.Is it common to have mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis?small posterior disc protrusion mild loss of disc height?im 30!!
Review with doctor: You are 30 and female. You have findings on your MRI. You want to know if they are common. The best advice is to review with your doctor. First discuss why the MRI was ordered. It is uncommon to order an MRI for a healthy 30 year old female. Then review what was found and if this follows the clinical findings. A test supports the history that you provide. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
65 yr fem, herniated disc of lumbar MRI show mild disc bulge from L1-L2 to L4-L5, slight degen. grade 1 retrolisthesis. Had 1 month therapy. Osteoporosis. I have severe back and left side pain. What next? acupuncture? pain mngmt? shot in back?
Pain: First question - were any of these MRI findings believed to be the cause of the back and left side pain? Has an orthopedic surgeon been consulted? If not, recommend that. Depending on his/her findings - there may be a number of treatment options. Acupuncture won't fix the actual intervertebral disc problems but it can often reduce inflammation in the surrounding area & improve range of motion, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer