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Is yoga good for helping herniated disc pain?

Is yoga good for helping herniated disc pain?

Yes: Relaxation is important when there is symptoms from a herniated disc. Yoga can help relax and this could help release any additional pressure. Important to note that often other measures are needed to relief symotoms from disc herniation. This includes injections and surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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Are anti-inflammatories good for herniated disc pain?

Are anti-inflammatories good for herniated disc pain?

Yes, very good: The following medications are used for the pain of a herniated disc: anti-inflamatories (both steroidal and non-steroidal), analgesics, narcotics, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications. In term of both back pain and extremity pain, the anti-inflamatories work the best. Adding a narcotic for a limited time is appropriate in the acute setting. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) good for herniated disc pain?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) good for herniated disc pain?

It can help for sure: Not sure how much. Consider some ibuprofen with that Tylenol (acetaminophen). If not helping enough speak with your doctor about other options. ...Read more

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Homeopathy good for disk herniation and disk bulging?

Homeopathy good for disk herniation and disk bulging?

Yes, can help: Conventional treatment of disk bulging and herniation is often non-surgical and conservative, unless there are clear signs of worsening neurological function. Homeopathic treatment with an experienced practitioner may yield helpful results -- sometimes avoiding need for surgery. There are nearly 300 homeopathic remedies known for sciatica. Homeopathic doctors: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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I would like pain reliever without codeine for a herniated disc l3, and pinched nerve?

I would like pain reliever without codeine for a herniated disc l3, and pinched nerve?

See your Dr.: There are several options that they can discuss with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Is  lyrica (pregabalin) good for pain with scoliolsis?

Not likely!: I would think naproxen, or other NSAID a better option. And you could have your doctor add duloxetine. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol good for relieving back pain?

Is methocarbamol  good for relieving back pain?

Variable: It is helpful for some, not for others. It is a reasonably safe medication in my opinion and I do prescribe it. It can make you drowsy so you should not drive or use power tools when taking this medication. ...Read more

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Is methocarbamol good for relieving back pain?

Robaxin (methocarbamol) is older…: Med used in treatment of back pain; mild muscle relaxer, that has been replaced by newer, more effective ones (flexeril, norflex, (orphenadrine) etc). If pain due solely to muscle spasm, muscle relaxer may suffice, but moist heat, stretching, & NSAID use generally provide better relief. See doc for options for treatment after evaluation of condition. ...Read more

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Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?

Have disc bulge and pich nerve. Chiro recommended a lumbar "posture pump" for traction. Is it safe/does it really work?

Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro ? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. ...Read more

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Is collaflex good for osteoarthritis?does it help in reducing pain?

Is collaflex good for osteoarthritis?does it help in reducing pain?

No: Collaflex contains hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate-derivatives of cartilage; but taken orally they are digested and do not get to your joints. There are preparations like Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) tjhat do when injected by a doctor into he joint. Don`t waste your money. Glucosamine has been found to help in some studies, but not all agree Best bet orally are NSAIDS like naproxen. ...Read more

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Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?

Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?

Not recommended: No traction and no deep tissue massage are recommended for this condition. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What is a pain reliever without codeine that would help with a pinched nerve and herniated disc I3?

What is a pain reliever without codeine that would help with a pinched nerve and herniated disc I3?

Many: Codeine is weak compared to many other narcotics.Many combinations exist from short-acting (4-6 hours): pure morphine, percocet, non-narcotic Ultram, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, etc. Then there are long-acting narcotics like MScontin and OxyContin.NSAIDs like prescription strength ibuprofen & naproxen may also be good choices.Talk with your dr.Personally, I use glucose in a caudal epidural injection. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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Can magnesium supplement help as muscle relaxer for degenerative disc stiffness. Does glucosamine help degenerative. Been in disable pain for 2 years?

Can magnesium supplement help as muscle relaxer for degenerative disc stiffness. Does glucosamine help degenerative. Been in disable pain for 2 years?

generally not: Magnesium does little as muscle relaxer or relief of muscle pain the evidence for efficacy of glucosamine is only anectodal large studies fail to show statistically important improvement. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tens machine to help with pain relief for degenerative disc disease?

Is it possible for a tens machine to help with pain relief for degenerative disc disease?

TENS: Tens unit can help with superficial pain. With degeneration of the spine, usually people have arthritis of the spine as well, which in turn can lead to muscle spasms for which TENS would be very useful. It does not affect the degeneration directly. Hope this information helps you. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for herniated disc in back?

What is a good treatment for herniated disc in back?

First, lifestyle : Changes in terms of not being a smoker, staying trim, regular exercise (emphasis on core strength ) & regular sleep habits. Most are treated non op with back support, pt, medication & pain management options which could include: epidural steroid injections, 90% are treated without surgery and if surgery is needed 95% success rate when leg pain worse than back pain and a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more