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Bulging Disc Treatment
Common: Bulging disks in the spine are common in the neck and low back. Most of the time they get better with just time, physical therapy and stretching. For pain control we recommend antiinflamatories, muscle relaxers and pain medication. Steroid injections can also be done. If all of this fails surgery is an option. ...Read more
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
My doctor refuses to give me an mri. He says I have a bulging disc and treatment will not change no matter what the MRI shows. Is this normal?
Diagnostic impass: Jhw do you know you have a bulging disk woth out a MRI ct scan? He may feel that the MRI won't add anything substantial to the image you have already had that shows the bulge, I consider bulges as asymptomatic incidental findings that require no treatment and search for snotjer cause of pain. ...Read more
See below: The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Believe it or not, many people have bulging discs and do not have any symptoms. A specialist in this area could help determine if this bulging disc is in fact the cause of symptoms and if so can usually prescribe a therapy program which should help. ...Read more
Leg pain herniation: Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are. Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
Rarely: Typically a person with a bulging disc isn't going to cause "more damage" or make their problem worse by being active or participating in pt. That being said, certain activities and exercises should be avoided or else pain can increase. A spine specialist can tell you what activities to avoid and what exercises are beneficial, and this depends in part on the specific disc problem you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to have strength exercises and physio therapy at the same time if you have a bulging disc? What kind of exercise it would be?
Back Pain: Pt with workouts is fine as you are likely working different muscles, and doing different kinds of conditioning. Mckenzie exercises are what I most often prescribe. You can by the books online: treat your own back, robin mckenzie (around $8.32). Core exercises also great: pilates, yoga, piyo, etc, and do not require a prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past weeks I've been undergoing therapy for a bulging disc including epidural injections in neck. I feel a knot in my lower back. Any idea?
You may have LS dic: Lumbar and cervical discs often appear in the same patients. Consult your spine doctor. ...Read more
Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
Depends: If there are no significant complications one can treat bulging disks conservatively with lifestyle measures to decrease inflammation and improve blood flow to the spine: these include smoking cessation, aerobic walking daily in fresh air and sunshine (vitamin d), plenty of water, and extension-based exercises. For a proper regimen see your doctor, who may refer you to a therapist as appropriate. ...Read more
Depends on pain: Depending on pain levels and individual results will vary. If no pain there is no specific treatment that will reverse a bulging disc. It is best to not use tobacco, to stay fit and keep your abdominal and back muscles strong. Medications like antiinflammatories and muscle relaxers are often helpful when causing pain. If there is severe enough pain, an epidural injection may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Suggestations for treatment of t and l-spine bulging discs, moderate to sever pain in t-spine for over a year, mild to no pain in l-spine?
What is the best treatment/relief for siatic pain? Have had this problem for over 5 months. Mri showed 5 disc bulge. Have tried several treatments
Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two bulging discs in my neck. What would b the best treatment for this? This was shown on a MRI of my neck.
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