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Can a herniated disc be made worse by sleeping on your back?

Can a herniated disc be made worse by sleeping on your back?

No: Usually, sleeping on one's back will not worsen the disc herniation, however, it can exacerbate the pain depending upon the location of the hernation. ...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


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Can you get a spinal disk pain by sleeping wrong?

Can you get a spinal disk pain by sleeping wrong?

Unlikely: Damage to a vertebral disc can occur gradually, such as wear and tear or suddenly as an acute injury. Since trauma is the main vehicle, generic sleep patterns would be unlikely to cause damage. Of course, if you have violent dreams, and fall out of bed, there could be a night-time reason. ...Read more

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Can being adjusted by chiropractor make inflammation in back worse?

Can being adjusted by chiropractor make inflammation in back worse?

Adjustment: While the go of a spinal adjustment is to restore motion and function, higher force techniques can sometimes aggravate symptoms. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds may help. ...Read more

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How long can you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc or suffer from nerve pain? And even with mild scoliosis can this affect your disc in your back and injuries that can happen to your the rustic spine

How long can you have a pinched nerve or a herniated disc or suffer from nerve pain? And even with mild scoliosis can this affect your disc in your back and injuries that can happen to your the rustic spine

It varies: Pain arising from a "pinched" or irritated nerve in the spine usually goes away within a few weeks to a few months depending on the cause. However in a minority of cases the pain can persist for months or even years. Scoliosis is rotation/curvature of the spine most often in the middle back (thoracic) or lower back (lumbar). This can cause added stress to the discs in your spine. ...Read more

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Can you get a ruptured disk by sleeping wrong?

Can you get a ruptured disk by sleeping wrong?

No: This is unlikely but theoretically possibly more likely in the neck than the low back. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

Can a slipped disc or herniated disk in your neck kill you?

It can't: Can't kill you but it can definitely cause weakness and numbness; sometimes severe dysfunction ...Read more

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How can a herniated disks be causing this much back pain?

How can a herniated disks be causing this much back pain?

Intense pain: Having had a few of those myself i can say that the pain can be intense to say the least. The tissue around the disc tears and that alone can cause pain. When a disc hits a nerve in the back the pain is also intense. Disc material does not belong in the canal and its very presence there will cause inflammation so all of the about make the pain intense. Hang in there as it usually gets better. ...Read more

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What can be done about back and feet ache caused by herniated disk, when physiotherapy didn't work?

What can be done about back and feet ache caused by herniated disk, when physiotherapy didn't work?

Correct PT?: When people let me know that pt is not working my first question is who, where, and what was done during therapy. More often that not the treatment did not include an important intervention. Not all pt is made the same. Discuss this with your physician. If therapy has been appropriate then further evaluation or testing may be necessary to determine what part of the spine is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk affect your right leg?

Can a herniated disk affect your right leg?

Yes: A lumbar herniated disc most commonly presents as radiating or shooting pain down the leg. Most of the time back pain is absent most of the time this responds to conservative managemt. ...Read more

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What would you suggest for tight muscles caused by tension...and I also have a herniated disc at L5 S1 and suffer with sciatica. Neck position for sle?

What would you suggest for tight muscles caused by tension...and I also have a herniated disc at L5 S1 and suffer with sciatica. Neck position for sle?

Muscle tension: If you wish to avoid taking muscle relaxants like flexeril or robaxin, (methocarbamol) consider stress management therapy. Wearing a soft cervical collar off and on takes pressure of the neck. For sciatic pain which is chronic, epidural corticosteroid injections and/or surgery may be needed and follow up with a neurosurgeon is advisable. ...Read more

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What are my options for easing pain caused by herniated disk in neck when pt doesn't work?

What are my options for easing pain caused by herniated disk in neck when pt doesn't work?

Injections vs Surger: If pt is not helping, sometimes epidural steriod injections can help alleviate the pain. If those modalities fail and you are still experiencing pain, surgery may be an option. Fortunately, for the properly selected patients and in the right hands, surgery can be very successful. ...Read more

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Can yoga help a compres spinal cord or a pich nerv or can make it worse by puting pressure on it. Ding yoga until i can get an MRI on my spinal cord?

Can yoga help a compres spinal cord or  a pich nerv or can make it worse by puting pressure on it. Ding yoga until i can get an MRI on my spinal cord?

Possibly: You need to see your physician to make the correct diagnosis. You will be examined and the decision will be about MRI or other imaging. Stop the Yoga until your physician clears it. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the doctor feel a disc hernia only by touching your backbone?

No: The symptoms are usually indicative of the diagnosis, and MRI is usually used to confirm it. ...Read more

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4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is

4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is

Ways to know: Neck pain can lead to muscle spasms and radiating pain. Is it from nerve? If the MRI report discusses neuroforaminal stenosis, then it is possible. Another method is emg/nerve conduction studies from a neurologist or physical medicine provider. ...Read more

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Can a lower back spasm that has me leaning to one side be helped by a chiropractor ?

Can a lower back spasm that has me leaning to one side be helped by a chiropractor ?

Unlikely: You should have this evaluated by your family doctor or orthopod. Chiropractic theory is outmoded and frankly wrong. You might need physical therapy as prescribed by an md, but the chiropractor will always find a problem based on high powered x-rays totally misinterpreted, and then the performance of strenuous massage that sometimes is dangerous. ...Read more

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Got a MRI of head and cspine due to imbalanced issues.Came back with bulging disk c5-c6 can this be causing the neck pain and imbalanced issues?

Got a MRI of head and cspine due to imbalanced issues.Came back with bulging disk c5-c6 can this be causing the neck pain and imbalanced issues?

Yes and No: A bulging disk is an anatomical term. If the disk is compressing the spinal cord or nerve roots it can cause pain, neurologic symptoms including balance impairments. If the disk is bulging and not compressing any neural elements it can cause pain but usually no neuro symptoms. An expert neuro exam and carefull review of the images will need to be conducted by your dr. To determine the relevance. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more