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herniated disc with possible stroke

Hello all my name is jeff and I have a question I hope someone may be able to answer. My father recently had what some doctors are calling a very mild stroke! He was out and about planting some flowers and he started to feel his neck having some severe pain. Now mind you back in 97 he had an injury where he ended up having a herniated disc. With that said he has had that injury under control for some time now with the pain never really being gone altogether but still manageable. Anyway he stopped what he was doing outside and went inside to rest. He noticed about a few hours later that it felt as if his tongue was swollen and he had a hard time swallowing and controlling his tongue altogether. Now he could still talk fine but it just sounds as if he has something in his mouth when he speaks. Basically i would just like to know if it is at all possible that a herniated disc can cause some temporary paralysis of certain parts of the tongue and lips. All of his tests for a stroke came back negative and there is no bloggage of any arteris or anything. The doc said it was an extremely mild brain stem stroke although they have never seen a stroke like this so mild before. any and all responses are greatly appreciated....


  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i don't have any answers for you either. i think a doctor is your best source. :-C i have had experience with stroke but it was very obvious what had happened to the patients. good luck. your father is very lucky to have you on his side. i am giving you a big thank you for that!! <:P see you around the forum! Jenny :)
  • I'm sorry,I really don't know,but wanted to welcome you :H and hope that others come along with some answers soon for you.

    I'm glad that you are searching for these answers for your dad.

    I will say that years ago(in the 80's)the right side of my face drooped and I had trouble talking.I went to the ER that evening..I was in my 20's and never one to go running to the Dr,and especially the ER without say..a severed or dislocated limb.After much ado I was diagnosed with bells palsy,which has symptoms sort of like a stroke,but only occur on one side of the face.

    Of course your father probably does not have bells palsy,but it's worth checking out.They almost Dx'ed me as a stroke patient and had me admitted and all as though I were...almost.It was 5 Drs.later,and finally an intern that knew what was wrong,and only because he had a roomate in college that had the bells palsy-he said if not for that he would have thought stroke as well.

    Has your father had any injuries lately,or has he had to undergo and surgery or anesthesia recently?
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