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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Herniated Disk (Definition)

Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more


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I have a herniated disk, what medications are best used to treat this until surger. I'm curious. What i'm on makes my heart hurt. I dislike narcotics.?

I have a herniated disk, what medications are best used to treat this until surger. I'm curious. What i'm on makes my heart hurt. I dislike narcotics.?

Various: If you've failed pain injections and are waiting for surgery, you may want to speak to your doctor about non-narcotic medications. These can be pain specific, like tramadol, or nerve specific, like gabapentin. Muscle relaxants may also help, or anesthetic patches, like Lidocaine patches. Talk to your doc about nsaids, but they may need to be stopped before surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best possible treatment fr herniated disk at the back with severe pain?

Best possible treatment fr herniated disk at the back with severe pain?

Needs evaluation 1st: If you've had the proper evaluation, been through physical therapy, medications to control pain, etc....and you are now bedbound and immobile with pain and maybe even some leg muscle weakness....time for surgery. Otherwise, I would continue to do things conservatively, try aquatherapy, water jogging, stretching, yoga, massages, etc. ...Read more

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What is best for a moderate pain herniated disk, rest or activity? I waited a week before resuming running/incline walking and the pain is now worse.

What is best for a moderate pain herniated disk, rest or activity? I waited a week before resuming running/incline walking and the pain is now worse.

Need to rest : Herniated disc syndrome can be very painful. Rest, MRI and maybe lumbar epidural could be the next treatment options for you . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best way to alleviate pain due to a bulging herniated disk that is causing sciatica nerve pain?

Can you tell me about the best way to alleviate pain due to a bulging herniated disk that is causing sciatica nerve pain?

Time is the best : healer as the majority of disc issues improve but exercise guided by someone experienced in this area along with avoiding activities that aggravate symptoms such as bending and twisting along with prolonged positioning. Get into shape by keeping trim, avoid smoking and develop a regular exercise regimen. Use of NSAIDs can help if no contraindications as well as epidural steroid injections too. ...Read more

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What is the best non-narcotic pain med. To take for herniated disk?My doc says only a narcotic will help but i refuse to take any cause i'm a x-addict

What is the best non-narcotic pain med. To take for herniated disk?My doc says only a narcotic will help but i refuse to take any cause i'm a x-addict

NSAIDs: I understand your trepidation. You may want to discuss nsaids with your physician. Thee are drugs like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Of course like all drugs they are not without side effects like GI ulcers, rectal bleeding.Etc. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a herniated disk?

How can I best take care of a herniated disk?

Many: As long as there is no neurological damage (numbness or weakness or bowel/bladder dysfunction), then you can start with daily stretching and core strengthening exercises. Pt or chiropractic care can help. Cortisone injections are popular. Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for herniated disk?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for herniated disk?

Depends: There is no "one best" treatment for a herniated disk. Most normal, healthy people with no back pain have detectable bulges in some of their disks so we know that not every herniated disk even needs treatment. You should see you doc and together design a treatment plan that treats your symptoms and gets you back as close as possible to your desired activity level. ...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


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

Pain medication is a medication similar to Pain medicine. Pain medications are ...Read more