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can you tell me the life expectancy of an individual with degenerative cervical and lumbar disc disease

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably normal: Disk degeneration by itself does not affect lifespan. Your longevity is more affected by other factors (genetics, blood pressure, heart-lung-other int ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
If surgery ,physical: thearpy , oral pain medications , epidural injections fails to give you a relief the next step would be spinal stimulation implant.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Ozone injections: With the exception of ozone injected into a blood vessel (very bad complications) there are no known complications but also this therapy is questiona ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The studies are hit: Or miss with glucosamine for joints overall, and discs are a difficult area to get nutrients to, so they may not be able to get much from glucosamine. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Elliptical: Trainers and spin cycles for cardio and fixed weight machines such as nautilus for strength. Follow back strengthening exercises as instructed by a s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: There is no scientific evidence that this makes any difference.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Muscle relaxant: He can use either. I would suggest he try Zanaflex (tizanidine) first. Keep in mind both can cause some drowsiness.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Disc not intact: Disc protusion means that the soft part of your disc is bulging through an ares of weakness of the tough outer layer.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Most do not get worse, but occasionally they do. Check out spine-health.Com.
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