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Is it ok to run with herniated disc

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Sure!: Many herniated discs can be treated without any type of procedure. As long as you are not experiencing symptoms like, numbness or weakness in your le ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
No drugs: try some back exercises, bending a few inches while lying on back and then on face, 10 tomes each. once u reach 30 u may not have any walk ihr a day, ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Maybe : An elliptical would be better than running, but no one can predict if it would "alleviate the issue."
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to answer: Ask the doctors who are treating you. Someone who has never examined you cannot help answer that question.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
It depends...: Many have herniated or bulging disks in the lumbar spine that do not cause symptoms. However, generally speaking, if a herniation is acute (occurring ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
25 years experience Family Medicine
Need to rest : Herniated disc syndrome can be very painful. Rest, MRI and maybe lumbar epidural could be the next treatment options for you .
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Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your back and leg pain. The l5-s1 disk is probably pinching your leg nerves (sciatic nerves) causing leg pain called sciatica. L ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 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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