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Dr. Anthony Filly
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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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Mri done, 4 bulging disc in my neck. Could this be the cause of my shoulder, upper back pain, and arm pain? Could the disc be touching a nerve?

Mri done, 4 bulging disc in my neck. Could this be the cause of my shoulder, upper back pain, and arm pain? Could the disc be touching a nerve?

Neck pain: The bulging discs could be the source of the pain. Generally, neck exercises, physical therapy and chiropractic care can eliminate the pain. Headaches can also be caused by poor alignment and bulging discs in the neck. ...Read more

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Had an ESI done on Tues. to help relieve the bulging disk in my neck. The shots have only made more pain and in new areas. Should I be concern?

Had an ESI done on Tues. to help relieve the bulging disk in my neck. The shots have only made more pain and in new areas. Should I be concern?

Bulging discs: I would contact the person who preformed the injection and check in with them. You may be experiencing normal injection site pain but it is possible to have a reaction to the medication. It does take the steroid a few days to kick in so it is not surprising pain not better as of yet. There are also rare occasions where injections can get infected. ...Read more

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What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

What can be done for a nerve irritation in the neck from a bulging disk at C4 and c5? Can that cause burning and numbness pain? Please help

Alpha Lipoic Acid: One natural approach is to take high doses of Alpha lipoic acid (see natural doc for dose). Also, good quality marine fish oil can help w/the covering on the nerves. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a bulging disc in neck cause lightheadedness and dizziness?

Cervical disc: It is unlikely that a bulging disc will cause your symptoms. It may cause muscle spasms of the neck muscles, which cause pain along with any nerve that is being pinched by the bulging disc. Pain can cause lightheadedness or even dizziness if it is severe. Please get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have been taking meloxicam for about a year or year and a half for pinched nerve and bulging disc in neck.I felt nauseous for 2 mos...Could it b?

I have been taking meloxicam for about a year or year and a half for pinched nerve and bulging disc in neck.I felt nauseous for  2  mos...Could it b?

Yes: You need to stop it and seek a GI evaluation. I personally never prescribe any NSAID long term without also prescribing a proton pump inhibitor to help minimize GI risk. ...Read more

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Im 32 male and get severe aching and sharp pains from shoulder to finger tips. Doctors have said is bulging disc in neck then they said its muscular?

Im 32 male and get severe aching and sharp pains from shoulder to finger tips.  Doctors have said is bulging disc in neck then they said its muscular?

Need thorough exam : Pain radiating to the fingertips is not muscular from the neck solely. This needs to evaluated by a specialist ( orthopedist, neurologist, physiatrist , neurosurgeon or pain management) to rule out a radiculopathy v radiculitis. You could possibly have concurrent problems going on like a neck, shoulder, elbow &/or wrist issue that can mimic a neck issue like a disc herniation, . ...Read more

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Sharp pain that went from my neck to the back of head while playing basketball trigger pain in my upper back? Have kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in neck

Sharp pain that went from my neck to the back of head while playing basketball trigger pain in my upper back? Have kyphosis and 4 bulging disc in neck

Hard to answer: This is hard to answer bass on the information given and not being able to examine you. Probably muscular but if indeed you do have four herniated discs it could be nerve root irritation. You should see your doctor for this. ...Read more

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