Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?
CDH . A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon.
Yes this can be a . Way for a disc herniation in theneck or cervical area to present with it being more common for just arm(s) being involved and a potentially more serious issue if this leads to any symptoms involving the legs called a myleopathy which should be fully evaluated by a spine surgeon or neurologist.
Yes, it can! A cervical herniated disc can cause numbness and tingling in the arm if the herniated disc irritates or impinges the nerve that goes to your arm. Best definitive treatment is release the impinged nerve by surgery. These days, we do conservative treatments first because symptoms can get better with pain meds for the nerve, or physical therapy or steroid injection epidurally.
Can a herniated disk in the low back area cause numbness and tingling in the arms and hands? Mri of neck was neg, no abnormalities shown.
No. Herniated disc of the low back can cause numbness and tingling in one leg (rarely both), but not in the arms. 25% of americans have herniated disc in the lumbar spine without any symptoms. Seek the help of a rehabilitation physician who can sort out the nerve, muscle and soft tissue problems that can produce your symptoms. Read more...
No. The nerves to your arms cannot be affected by a disc problem below them. A peripheral nerve entrapment would be more likely. These include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and the uncommon posterior interosseous nerve (pin) syndrome. A physical exam may be all that's needed to identify your diagnosis. You may also need nerve conduction tests. Read more...