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Playing Sports After Herniated Disc Injury
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from herniated disk pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. You may make things worse with the contact sports. Recommend at least feeling better first. ...Read more
Yes generally after : Twelve weeks postop and with appropriate rehabilitation and clearance from your surgeon. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to continue to play wheelchair basketball with a herniated disc? It's in my L4-L5 region. I do have some pain in my back and hips.
Wheelchair: basketball can be very tough on the back. I would make sure I ran this by a supervising physiotherapist who is familiar with your medical conditions. ...Read more
What kind of treatment can I expect for a herniated disc at t7, and will I still be able to play football?
Time: 90% of thoracic disc herniations require no treatment. Tincture of time will be the number one treatment. I noticed that you are listed as 46 years of age, so what type of football are you playing? If just flag or touch football, then you can return once your symptoms have improved, but do so gradually. Make sure you tolerate running, changing directions, catching passes, etc. Before competition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before i can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
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