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2 yrs ago a chiropractor found a thinning disc in my neck. I never found out what could cause this? And what can be done? What can I expect later on?

2 yrs ago a chiropractor found a thinning disc in my neck. I never found out what could cause this? And what can be done? What can I expect  later on?

"Thin" cervical disk: Hello. First was the disk imaged by x-ray or ct scan? Or was it just a clinical notion?If confirmed, just one disk or several? Activities: do/did you do gymnastics ?Breakdancing?Carry heavy objects on your head? Fall on your head, or heavy object fall on your head . Are you having any symptoms now?Then?( you tell me/us). Best to talk/see your primary care physician first. Soon if having symptoms. ...Read more

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Thinning(1)disk in my neck shown by x- rays no head or neck trauma no activities no heavy objects carried only poss. Symptom- migraine how?What now?

Thinning(1)disk in my neck shown by x- rays no head or neck trauma no activities no heavy objects carried only poss. Symptom- migraine how?What now?

It is called being : Human as degenerative changes in discs have been demonstrated as early as 10 years of age. There is a genetic component as well and there are life style choices that affect these changes including obesity and smoking. Everyone develops changes over time. ...Read more

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Why does a disc herniate?

Why does a disc herniate?

Aging: Disc herniation is part of the aging process. Repetitive loading and unloading of the disc causes is to wear out. Disc herniation is part of spondylosis. Of course the are also other factors that may make if more likely for you to develop spondylosis, including genetic factors and smoking. ...Read more

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What is an artificial disc made of?

Mostly metal: The are several different materials but usually it is a combination of metal and plastic. ...Read more

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I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

Symptoms?: Sounds like you had an imaging study. Herniated bulged and compressed discs are of no significance unless you have symptoms that correlate with the noted abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have a slip disc problem?

I have a slip disc problem?

Herniated disc: A "slipped disc" refers to a disc in the spine which is protruding to some degree.Sometimes a disc protrusion can pinch a nerve, causing radiating pain into an extremity. Many "slipped discs" are minor and are simply a part of the normal aging process which includes wearing out of discs, bone spurs, etc - nothing needs to be done about these normal aging changes if there are no associated symptoms. ...Read more

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How painful are herniated discs?

How painful are herniated discs?

Varies: Pain from a herniated disc can be severe with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the back, buttocks, upper leg and lower leg. On the other end of the spectrum, there can be little or no pain to a herniated disc. Be sure to see your doctor if you are suspicious of a herniated disc. ...Read more

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What is diffuse disc dessication?

What is diffuse disc dessication?

Discs dehydrated: It is dehydration of multiple discs, us ggesting degenerative aging of the spine and discs foretelling a decay cycle and aging of the disc. In and of itself, not important to worry about unless associated with severe symptoms, then needs proper consideration and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have slip disc,what should I do?

I have slip disc,what should I do?

Various treatment : Assuming you have an MRI, start with back stabilization exercises given by physical therapy so it can be documented. Could also benefit from a steroid epidural injection. Use Naproxen twice a day, and have that documented in a chart to establish you have been treated conservatively. If pain persists with the above, get a surgical evaluation. ...Read more