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New feeling of warm liquid being poured down back of knee and calf, right leg. History of Multiple lower back disc herniation. Seek further treatment?
Specialists: About 40% of the population have a herniated disk and no symptoms. Treatment is based on patient's symptoms and clinical findings. See your family md for proper evaluation first. They can help determine which way for you to go next- therapy, injections, etc. They will also guide you to neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine specialists who can determine proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better treatments: If you have a herniated disc a support belt might make you feel more comfortable (particularly if you need to lift with a bad disc) but it's probably best to work with a physical therapist to strengthen the muscles that support your spine making your own internal "support belt" it might be that external belts actually weaken underlying muscles but they can't undo a disc problem. ...Read more
I have back problem. I can't bent forward. I got disc space narrowed of s5 an s6. Suggest treatment.
Acute treatment: There is no s5 and s6, but a narrowed disc is simply an indication of early/mild disc degneration, which is essentially normal for most patients. If you can't bend forward, acute treatment with an oral steroid pack and steroid and/or toradol injections often will resolve the acute process, and then you can proceed with physical therapy to maintain your motion/flexibility. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. Make sure you take adequate amounts of vitamin d and calcium daily. ...Read more
54 years old. Lumbar disc bulge. Can disc go back to normal without treatment? How long will it take?
Bulging discs: Bulging, or herniated discs, typically resorb over time. Treatment varies based on the severity of pain and whether you have any neurologic deficit. Treatment can consist of physical therapy and medications or possibly epidural steroid injections or discectomy for very severe pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back hurting, X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
My back hurting X-ray showed mild multilevel degenerative disc disease with multilevel anterior endplate osteophytes, meaning & treatment for this?
Diagnosis critical: There don't seem to be many physicians who have skills in diagnosing back disease. Some rheumatologists and some physiatrists and some orthopedic surgeons, but the findings you describe are probably not the cause or related to the pain. ...Read more
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