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Back Disc Degeneration
No: There is no current way of fixing the degeneration that occurs with time in your spine. Hence, spine surgery should be tailored to your symptoms. If you have minimal back and no leg symptoms, you should not have surgery to "fix" the pictures. Even patients with lots of degeneration & back pain are best undertake weight loss &core strengthening instead of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with intervertebral disc degeneration, i had a bone density scan this morning on my back/hips, what is dr looking for?
Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?
Absolutely: It can, and it sounds like you're on the right track with that oath appointment. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more
Can very mild disc degeneration cause lower back and hip pain? MRI showed very mild disc degeneration and doctor said it was causing pain. However, physical therapist said it was normal and so mild it wouldn't cause pain.
I am diagnosed with disc degeneration in c6-c7, l4, l5, and sacrum..
I am 14 weeks pregnant. Is it safer to opt for cesarian . Hav severe back pain
Depends on symptoms: There is no specific therapy for "disk degeneration" since many with this finding have no pain or symptoms. But some do and the treatment would depend on your specific symptoms and objective findings. Specific strengthening exercises, physical therapy, maintaining an ideal body weight and bone health, not smoking and positive thinking can be generally recommended. ...Read more
I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip.Would it hurt me if i used a exercise bike .
I have lower back pain that shoots to my right hip and my right side of the abdomen,doctor said degenaration of disk, can i travel in bus?
No: Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance. Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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