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Is It Safe To Run Or Jog With A Herniated Disk In My Lower Back
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 within a recent time period) and is causing symptoms, then running should be suspended. The high-impact nature of running may cause the symptoms to increase or persist. Swimming or the elliptical generally are better choices in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
Is it a good idea to see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my lower back. I also have 3 slipped discs?
Yes: Yes, I think it is fine to see a chiropractor for your back, it is an accepted treatment for patients with back problems. If it is not helpful, you can see an md for a second opinion, but there are many people who can get good symptom improvement through chiropractic care. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to continue to play wheelchair basketball with a herniated disc? It's in my L4-L5 region. I do have some pain in my back and hips.
Wheelchair: basketball can be very tough on the back. I would make sure I ran this by a supervising physiotherapist who is familiar with your medical conditions. ...Read more
With degenerative arthritis in back why does the lower back hurt so much while walking a few blocks?
My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but i think it is a spasm. Your opinion?
Hello! I have a question, is it safe to go to a chiropractor if a disk in my lower spine is slipped?
Not for manipulation: It can be dangerous to manipulate a spine with a bulging, or otherwise abnormal disk. The chiropractor may employ other modalities to ease your discomfort. If they are well aware of the nature your disk disease they can be of some assistance, using gentle maneuvers and non invasive modalities to relieve pressure and gradual realignment may be cautiously employed. Do discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Is a bulging, slipped or herniated disk the same thing? I have severe pain bending forward or reaching I have to roll out of bed. Low back is injured
Usually: These terms usually refer to the same problem, when the soft tissue between the vertebrae protrudes out where the nerve exits, and presses on the nerve causing pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. See a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon that specializes in spine disease for a consultation to find out more. May need to go through your primary care first. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What pathology could mimic a pain that goes from my back to my side to my abdomen on L in a belt type fashion and would it show in general blood work?
I have disc bulge at l4-l5 and a small gap in sacrum, with radiating pain in right leg, i wanted to know, whether swimming is good for my condition
Excellent, but: Swimming if done properly helps ameliorate back pain. It is a low impact aerobic workout that is easy on the back and spine. Swimming should be performed under close supervision of the professionals who understand the limitations and special needs of back pain, and can address individual health needs. ...Read more
Herniated Disk: Pain/Numbness/weakness in the back or leg is normal after nerve irritation from a slipped disc. Pain is subjective so hard to say how painful. Decompression can be helpful, so upside down hanging will help somewhat however if your pain worsens i would not recommend continuing it. You might want to consider other options like epidural steroid injections if not resolving by a pain specialist. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a pinched nerve somewhere in the low back or wherever & feel the pain in my hips & not down my legs?
Not pinched nerve: Back pain as described is from weak ligament in the back ANS false motion cause the pain that can shoot to different ares , but not pinching any nerve. Ibuprofen and all nsaids worsens weak ligaments and stops tissue healing prolotherapy can help you. Visitwww.Getprolo.Com or www, aaomed.Org for info and a doctor to help you. ...Read more
Is it possible for a me to have a herniated disk in my lower back? Extreme pain with coughing, sneezing with bending over & extending my legs.
I have a lower back injury. (bulging disc and degenerative back disease) i used to run 3 to 4 miles a day before this injury. Can i run with this?
Yes: These diagnoses are radiologist terms for images on films. Bulges no longer considered significant pathology as they once were. Bulges & degenerative disk disease not necessarily related to back pain. Many your age without back pain have same MRI findings. See osteopath for hands-on evaluation. You might have soft tissue sacroiliac joint disorder. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a back issue is causing leg pain, would the pain originate in the lower leg and work its way up over time, or would it begin higher and work down?
Usually from the top: Most of the time the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down to the calf or foot. It is possible the pain can occur lower in the leg first ...Read more
I've sustaining a herniated disc in my lower back. How long will it take for pain to radiate down the leg?
It may not at all!: Disc herniations do not necessarily cause any leg pain or sciatica. Sometimes , you can injure your back and have back pain initially that can evolve to include the leg from minutes, to hours, to days to several weeks. Many times, as the leg pain progresses, the back pain improves, but 90% of disc herniations are treated non operatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I run or jog wit degenerative disc in the lower back. And how long should I be sitting down for without moving when am working?
I had back surgery back in december. A lumbar decompression due to spinal stenosis at l4-l5 level. I also have a bulging disc at the same level that they did a microdisectomy on. I continue to have severe burning pain down my right leg all the way to my
Need further workup: May be due to continued nerve entrapment in terms of residual spinal stenosis, a recurrent disc herniation, scar tissue development about the nerve or neuropathic pain related to the nerve not fully recovering from the prior compression &/or related to its manipulation during your surgery or a combination of these. A MRI with contrast is best diagnostic test for this & possibly an emg/ncv test. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a spinal disc a the lower of my back - MRI shows it... Can i treat it by stretching or need operation?
Talk to your doctor: Disk herniations within the low back can often be treated conservatively. The decision to treat conservatively or with surgery depends on various factors and the specific type and location of the disk herniation. Your doctor can explain these details to you and advise whether conservative management or surgery is the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i sit in a chair and try to do straight leg raises it hurts so much in my lower back ? I do have a history of a bulging disk at L5 s1 help
"Doctor: It hurts...: The right and first answer when they hear that doing something hurts, is to tell the patient not to do the thing that hurts. I see no benefit of you doing straight leg raises with pain. Perhaps it is time to get back to the doctor to figure out what to do with your spine injury. ...Read more
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