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Pinched nerve

Hello, I have a question regarding neck pain that is radiating down towards my left arm causing numbness. Around 10 months ago I was diagnosed with two herniated discs in my lower back; I have been able to manage the discomfort associated with this but recently the pain in my neck has forced me to go back to my dr who stated that I have a pinched nerve in my neck which may be related to the herniated discs in my lower back. Is this possible for the herniated discs in my lower back to affect the nerve in my neck or am I possibly dealing with herniated discs in my neck? I am going to see a specialist but would like get another opinion before then. Thank you.


  • A herniated disc in the lower back can not produce pain above that level. Your doctor must not be a spine specialist. If you have a herniated disc in your neck, it can give you pain anywhere below that level. Go see a spine specialist to get both the cervical and lumbar area checked. Good luck!
    2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
    2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches
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