More new questions »

Answered

If the disks are herniated (bulging is another term) the specific nerves causing your problems ARE being pinched/compressed by the disks - that's what happens when you herni…ate a disk. The diagnosis you describe is disk herniations between the C3/C4/C5/C6 vertebrae. I've had flattened disks between C5/6/7, with a resulting fusion operation to correct it as well. In my case I had no choice as my left arm was becoming paralyzed. I've also had 2 other major spinal surgeries. You should already have received some kind of treatment plan, likely Flexeril, and anti-inflammatory and / or a strong painkiller like Percocet or Vicodin. It's important that you DO NOT LIFT anything over a couple of pounds. I'm guessing that this happened as either a whiplash injury or something similar. If the problem is already causing tingling and numbness in your fingers you need to report that immediately to your doctor. If you're not already seeing a Neurosurgeon, you should be. Orthopedists are useless in spine and disk problems as they understand the bone aspects, but not the neurological complexities. A general doctor just doesn't have the expertise required to treat this. The reason you need to report it is that if you're having tingling/numbness in your fingers (especially if it's creeping its way from the tips to the knuckles) the disk inflammation isn't getting any better and the pressure is enough that it's starting to cut off the nerve impulses to your hand. Unless you get it looked at and treated, you could wind up with long term nerve damage or worse. I've already faced this and been through it, aside from dealing with these problems myself for over 20 years. In my case, within 2 weeks of the initial pain my left arm was almost paralyzed, and my fingers were numb from the fingertips to the first knuckle. The fusion I had included a bone graft from my right pelvic area as well as a plate. It is not something to take lightly. If your doctor is not treating it as a serious issue, you need to get another one fast. I cannot stress the importance of getting the disk pressure relieved off of the nerve in question, likely the C5/C6 disk. Also, do not do any activity requiring any lifting, arm strength, etc., and don't drive if you can avoid it. If you're not taking any anti-inflammatory drugs (which I'd be shocked if you weren't) you need to start. Message me and let me know what meds they have you on so far. I had this category started because this is the one area in my life in which I've dealt with for many years, and I've survived bad doctors, diagnoses, hospital mistakes, pain on scales you can't imagine (even now), and continuing spinal damage and severe pain. Hopefully I can help you and others avoid the bad things that I've been through. if you have specific questions don't hesitate to PM me. 2 sites you need to look at: American Pain Foundation - http://tinyurl.com/8thkgm Spine Universe - http://tinyurl.com/ysxy5l If you eventually require surgery, let me know as there are certain decisions you'll face where the wrong choice can have consequences down the road. TSD -RAVEN- - Category Supervisor ---- I hope this helps if someone told you all those disc were bulging you must have had a mri? I just went threw the same thing c5 c6 had a pinch nerve and they did therapy did another mri showed nerve wasnt pinch anymore anyway to make along story short have a Dr do a milogram and catscan this shows all around the disk. Worked for me just had a fushion on c5 c6. Hope this helps. (MORE)

Answered

The technical definition is "(of a quantity or function) related to another so that their product is one. The reciprocal of a fraction is mostly flipping the fract…ion Ex. 5/2 the reciprocal would be 2/5, you're mostly just flipping it. A reciprocal is a mathematical term. It is often used in the inverse of multiplication. For example, the reciprocal of 100 is 1/100. (MORE)

Answered

In Science

A reciprocal is of a number is 1/number. The reciprocal of 2 is 1/2 = 0.5

Answered

In Physics

-4c charge can make the exerted force go on another object such as the 5c positive charge. because wen u multiply em' they make a similarity between them such as -4c+5c which …equals to -c or -1c (same thing):) (MORE)

Updated Answer

In Science

A reciprocal of a fraction is when you interchange the numerator and the denominator. Example: 3/5: reciprocal = 5/3 The reciprocal of a fraction is when you interchange the n…umerator and the denominator. Example: 3/5: reciprocal = 5/3 (MORE)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time for you to get outside and catch some rays. … (MORE)

MaryLou Ross

commented on this article
When it comes to basic facts, what you don't know can hurt you, or at the very least surprise you.… (MORE)

As the saying goes, you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Some tricks, however, are so simple that even an old dog or new puppy can learn them. Just practice any of the follo…wing a few times a day with your dog. (MORE)

While traveling with a dog down the open road makes for good memories, doing it properly takes some thought. Help you and your dog enjoy the time you spend journeying together… by keeping these tips in mind. (MORE)

Answered

In Numbers

The reciprocal of a number is 1 divided by the number. Alternatively, a number and its reciprocal make a pair such that they always multiply to make 1.

Answered

In Algebra

The reciprocal of 6 (which is equal to 6/1) would be 1/6. all you are really doing is swapping out the numerator with the denominator.

Answered

In Science

Reciprocal is the multiplicative inverse. This means that a number times its reciprocal equals 1. So the reciprocal of 5/4 is 4/5, such that (5/4) x (4/5) = 1. Opposite is a l…ittle more vague, but could refer to the additive inverse. A number, which when added to the additive inverse will equal zero. In this meaning, the additive inverse of 4/5 is -4/5, so that when they add together, the sum is zero. here are some examples to help you out lets say you get this problem 2 . 5 _ รท _ 3 . 4 ok so now you must do the RECIPROCAL of the second number {reciprocal of 5/4 is 4/5} so your equation should look like this 2 . 4 _ x _ 3 . 5 which equals 8/15 see I did the reciprical of 5/4 I just flipped it around!! it is as simple as that (MORE)

Answered

In Science

5. Think of 0.2 as 2/10 and then invert that fraction to 10/2 and simplify it to 5.

Answered

In Uncategorized

Corresponding roles that define the patterns of interacton between related statuses. Ex: doctor-patient or athlete-coach.