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Is c4-5 disc herniation related to lower limb paraesthesia? How long does it take for paraesthesias to get to normal after artificial disc replacement

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Dr. Addison Stone
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Yes, it can.

A c4-5 disc herniation can cause compression of the spinal cord leading to lower limb symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness.
Assuming there is no longer any pressure on your spinal cord, it can take as long as one year (or even longer) for symptoms to improve. Weakness and numbness typically take the longest to return. Some symptoms may even be permanent even after surgery.

In brief: Yes, it can.

A c4-5 disc herniation can cause compression of the spinal cord leading to lower limb symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness.
Assuming there is no longer any pressure on your spinal cord, it can take as long as one year (or even longer) for symptoms to improve. Weakness and numbness typically take the longest to return. Some symptoms may even be permanent even after surgery.
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

A c4/5 herniation that is causing spinal cord compression can cause paresthesia in the arm(s) and sometimes the leg(s).
With an appropriate surgical decompression (check with your doctor for what is best for you), the symptoms usually get better. It may take months for the majority of the paraesthias to resolve.

In brief: Possibly

A c4/5 herniation that is causing spinal cord compression can cause paresthesia in the arm(s) and sometimes the leg(s).
With an appropriate surgical decompression (check with your doctor for what is best for you), the symptoms usually get better. It may take months for the majority of the paraesthias to resolve.
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Dr. Hyde, I love the picture of the 'hernia' they assigned to your answer. Hope all is well with you and your family in Miami.
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