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What treatment is recommened for herniated disks?

What treatment is recommened for herniated disks?

Conservative first: Unless you have weakness or a very large disc herniation, you should try physical therapy, medications, and epidural steroid injections first and allow the disc herniation to scar away from your nerve. Since I have not met you, i suggest you see your doctor with your films for a detailed analysis and conversation on the subject. ...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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Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

Is traction useful for treatment for bulging cervical disc?

It can: It is a safe treatment option and does work for many patients. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Any treatment options for disc protruding ?

Any treatment options for disc protruding ?

This is a mri findin: Finding not a diagnosis many are completly asymptomatic and require no treatment at all what symptoms have you attributefd to this MRI finding? ...Read more

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What treatment is good for herniated disks?

What treatment is good for  herniated disks?

Usually no surgery: 90% of disc herniations get better without surgery. Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Best treatment for degenerative disc disease?

Best treatment for degenerative disc disease?

A sequence: Degenerative discs leak fluid which sets up a significant inflammation with pain and sometimes dysfunction of sensory and functional nerves. Treatment includes rest, ice (not heat) and good physical therapy along with nsaids. Steroid injections can sometimes help. If the condition persists more than 3 months, surgery is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

What is best medicine treatment for spinal herniated disc?

Depends on symptoms: If no symptoms, do nothing. If mild symptoms anti-inflammatory medications work great (take with meals, and make sure you can take those -- clear with your primary care doctor). If symptoms is acute and very severe, you can get a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack (oral steroids) which you take over 6 days... Ask you doctor to evaluate you first. You cannot have this if you have infection or brittle diabetic, etc.. ...Read more

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Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Not Really: Although Ceragem looks like a fancy massage bed it is unlikely to help with changing anything with the disc (almost nothing can do that without some change on your part, remember passive therapies do not fix anything). It may make you feel good while on it, once done likely your pain will return. Core strengthening will strengthen your spine and epidural steroid injection will help with pain. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for degenerative disc issues?

What are treatment options for degenerative disc issues?

Non Op and Operative: Try to increase core strength to offload the discs. May require non-operative modalities including pt, exercise, massage. If this also fails may ultimately require operative intervention. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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What treatment for neck disc problem?

What treatment for neck disc problem?

See below: Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If you still have pain see your physician as there are many other non-surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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What are permanent treatment options for lumbar disc diseases, like disc dehydration, bulging, and tear?

What are permanent treatment options for lumbar disc diseases, like disc dehydration, bulging, and tear?

Sorry!: At this time, nothing will reverse these processes. Some of this is genetic and some is aging. Your best approach is to stay active, exercise regularly, get your rest, avoid unhealthy habits (smoking, over-eating). ...Read more

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Treatment for a protruding disc at lumbar 5?

Several options: Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and avoiding strenuous activities. If conservative measures fail, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

What are treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Several: There are nonsurgical treatments that may heal some cases- usually a combination of medication, physical therapy, and epidural injections. If surgery is eventually required, there are several procedures that are done. These will be described by the consulting neurosurgeon. See http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-and-prognosis?Source=search_result&search=lumbar+spin. ...Read more

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Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Best treatment for advanced spinal stenosis?

Common problem: For patients that have failed appropriate conservative care, surgery can be very beneficial. A thorough work up is required. The most common surgical treatment is a laminectomy. The success rate is good. Check out spinehealth .Com. ...Read more

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Treatment for spinal stenosis?

Treatment for spinal stenosis?

None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more

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Is ozonotherapy really effective for herniated disks?

Is ozonotherapy really effective for herniated disks?

Investigational: There are lots of investigational options out there for treatments such as ozonotherapy, methyl blue injections, stem cell therapies and homeopathic injections, prolotherapy, etc... Some of these have better results and also have more research going into them. Most if not all are not covered by insurance due to the investigational nature. I would consider stem cell therapy as an option overall. ...Read more

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Treatment recommendations for spinal stenosis combined with 4 bulging disk in lower lumbar?

Treatment recommendations for spinal stenosis combined with 4 bulging disk in lower lumbar?

Verify actually caus: Verify that is actually causing the symptoms. Are there specific objective neurologic findings? ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for bulging disk?

What is a good treatment for bulging disk?

Bulging disc: advil/motrin gentle stretching yoga core strengthening non-impact gentle cardio heating pad physical therapy None of these things will eliminate the bulging disc but they can help eliminate the discomfort associated with it ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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How effective is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritus?

How effective is spinal surgery for degenerative arthritus?

See details: The indications for spinal surgery are limited and the effectiveness depends on the reason for surgery and multiple other factors. It can be very effective in selected cases. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more