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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Abnormal appearance: A bulging disc refers to an intervertebral disc that has extended past its original footprint, so to speak, and may be pushing up against the nerves. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI: The best test to evaluate the disks of the spine is an MRI of the cervical (neck) thoracic (mid back) or lumbar (low back) spine. Your gp can order t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctabl ... Read More
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
" bulging disk": Initial treatment for symptomatic bulging disc is conservative (eg physical therapy, non-opioid analgesics, etc.) and also addresses preventative meas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Minimal process: Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Do they hurt?: The mere fact of 3 bulging discs (or 2 or 5) means nothing. What is important is how the condition affects your well-being. I have plenty of patients ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
Hard to tell: Bulging discs are a normal part of aging. They can happen spontaneously or as a result of injury. Particularly between your late 20s and 50s you are b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctabl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually: Disc problems can manifest as pain, either in the spine or the extremities, weakness, numbness, tingling, difficulty walking, or bowel/bladder problem ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Not much: A "mild" bulging disc is a relatively common finding in people with or without back pain. This is often without any symptoms and is not usually of muc ... Read More
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