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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Diana
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably would not: No real reason to walk 26miles with a problem in the spinal column.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes as long as : The pain or other potential symptoms or issues like potential weakness limit you or aggravated by walking. Exercise in general is good treatment for ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Of course: Depends on the level; of the "slipped disc", degree of slippage (herniation) pressing on the nerve.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Even with a symptomatic disc herniation, most people can still walk. Check out spine-health.Com.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Maybe: It is impossible to give you a reliable answer without data. For how long have you been unable to walk, how much the inability is due to weakness vs ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I have never heard of the term disc gape. If the pain is that severe and conservative therapy (meds, physical therapy, injections) have not helped, th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE= Rest,Ice,Comp-: Ression with a ace wrap, & elevate, to allow things to settle down for the next 3-5 days. Nsaids like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for pain & discom ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Disc Herniation: Most herniated discs heal on their own--80%. For those that are too painful or fail to improve with pt, nsaid's, 6-18 weeks time, nerve blocks, other ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Go get CT/ MRI: Your description suggests a herniated disc has occurred and is pinching nerves. The exams help identify which disc(s) are the culprit and you can cons ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You may have a stress fract ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: The bigger question is wheter or not you are retaining fluids or have a circulatory issue: please get a medical exam and clearance before the marathon ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Pain is not normal: You should see a pain management specialist with interventional training. It is a very common condition.
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