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Can A Herniated Disc Be Made Worse By Sleeping On Your Back
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
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
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
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
I have a pinched nerve at c5 and c6. Pinched by a herniated disc and bone spur. Ive been having issues with swallowing. Can the pinched nerve cause it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a pinched nerve C7 pressured on the root by a herniated disc will damage muscles that it support in the arm and hand?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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