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Does anyone know anything about bulging discs and treatment?

Does anyone know anything about bulging discs and 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

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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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?

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 wont 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

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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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What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in your neck?

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

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What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in one's back that is causing sciatia?

What is the best treatment for a bulging disk in one's back that is causing sciatia?

Depends: Depends on ones pain tolerance and whether serious neurological signs or symptoms are present. Anything from otc meds to narcotics to oral steroids to physical therapy to epidural steroid injection to discectomy or other more or less invasive surgery. ...Read more

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I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. Or.. Microdiscectomy?

I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. Or.. Microdiscectomy?

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 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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Can physical therapy make bulging disc worse?

Can physical therapy make bulging disc worse?

Physical therapy: A trained physical therapist will help with modalities and gentle stretching. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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