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Very concern about strange pains I developed

By May 30, 2017 - 5:05am
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My name is Anna I am 43 years old, about 2 1/2 months ago I started with some pain in my arms the radiated down to my hand fingers wrist it was very sharp pain actually they are very sharp very dull, burning. I have pain in my arms, and now my feet to the point I feel I'm walking on the bone. I've gone through all the doctors the neurologist put me on new medication I have cervical herniated disc in my neck I have lumbar herniation an L4 L5 S one but I never experienced this pains before I am a nervous wreck I'm so worried that I have something bad and I don't want to leave my Kids without a mother I love them very much and I went through a separation about four years ago and in the last three years I had a new relationship to and it's been very stressful I've gone through a lot of stress that I never experienced before I don't know if anybody can help me thank you so much

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Hello Anna,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for sharing your story with us and reaching out to our community.

Has the cervical herniated disc and lumbar herniation been identified as the sources of the pain?

Herniated discs in the neck or cervical spine can cause pain, numbness, or weakness in the neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. In some cases a very large herniated disc in the neck may cause weakness or unusual tingling affecting other parts of the body, including the legs.

In most cases, cervical herniated discs are first treated with nonsurgical treatment, including rest or modified activities, medicines to relieve pain and inflammation, and exercises, as recommended by your doctor.

For most people with a herniated disk, low back pain is the initial symptom. This pain may last for a few days, then improve. It is often followed by the eventual onset of leg pain, numbness, or weakness. This leg pain typically extends below the knee, and often into the foot and ankle. It is described as moving from the back or buttock down the leg into the foot.

In the majority of cases, a herniated lumbar disk will slowly improve over a period of several days to weeks. Typically, most patients are free of symptoms by 3 to 4 months. However, some patients do experience episodes of pain during their recovery.

Rest, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy can help.


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