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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No. Tread lightly.: No. Disc will not heal with injections. What ore your symptoms? Any weakness/numbness - see neurosurgeon. Pain only - nerve root block may indeed hel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Adjacent Fusion: If you have a herniated disc at a level near your current fusion the new disc can be treated with a fusion that would connect with the other fusion. ... Read More
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Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Specializes in Neurology
Symptom dependent: The location of epidural blocks should correspond to the area of referred pain. It is certainly plausible that the treating physician did not feel tha ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anatomy: There are 2 different types of epidural injections in the cervical spine: transforaminal and inter laminar. Inter laminar injections are given near ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Discs: More than likely its the Lumbar discs that are the issue. You will definitely need an updated MRI - old films do not help when symptoms worsen.,
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most do on their own: Most herniated disks heal on their own, but is may take 3 to 6 months. Only 2% or so will go on to surgery. Sometimes injections will reduce symptoms ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Short answer: A disc consists of 2 parts, a hard outer ring and a soft center referred to as the nucleus pulposus. A ruptured disc means the nucleus pulposus has ex ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Many will heal on their own. If symptoms are mild or improve without surgery (nonsurgical treatment) it may shrink. Even if it does not go away comple ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If it is causing mild pain, then conservative treatment with pain killers and physical therapy. If pain is not controlled or causing weakness or compr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Most commonly: it is a result of usual degenerative process. Where slowly the turgor of the disc is slowly lost, due to decrease in the amount of hydration in the di ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds, PT, Time: Most cases will resolve spontaneously, and as long as no alarm symptoms are present (fever, weight loss, anesthesia, severe weakness) can be managemen ... Read More
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