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Does lumbar disc bulge cause numbness in hands?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Lumbar disc herniations do not cause hand numbness.

In brief: No

Lumbar disc herniations do not cause hand numbness.
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Dr. Greg Khounganian
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It will not.

In brief: No

It will not.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No not unless you

No, not unless you were designed upside down! bulging discs in any location are not a source of pain but normal findings on imaging studies.
Discs can be a source of pain whether normal looking, bulging or herniated. The most common reason for hand numbers is a carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing wrist splints at night to see if they help . If not, see your doctor.

In brief: No not unless you

No, not unless you were designed upside down! bulging discs in any location are not a source of pain but normal findings on imaging studies.
Discs can be a source of pain whether normal looking, bulging or herniated. The most common reason for hand numbers is a carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing wrist splints at night to see if they help . If not, see your doctor.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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