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Can Herbal Supplements Help To Aid Degenerative Disc Disease
Possible : There are herbal supplements that contain analgesic or pain relieving effects as ones with anti inflammatory effects. The problem is that these herbal supplements are not regulated so that the quality or potency of their contents is variable an unknown. They can act to help symptoms but will not affect the progression of disc degeneration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
I suffer with degenerative disc disease & taking paracetamol. Can I take herbal boswellia/turmeric/tartcherry along side until herbal 'kicks in' ?
Probably: There isn't any good data that suggests that the combination of the herbals/paracetamol should cause problems. Be aware that the paracetamol can probably cause the most problems and that you should adhere closely with recommended dosing guidelines so that you don't damage your liver. ...Read more
Best calcium supplement for a 27 yr old female with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis? Citrate, carbonate, gluconate, phosphate?
No difference: The differences are not significant enough when it comes to clinical results. ...Read more
Can degenerative disc disease, endometriosis, migraines, and colon condition all be due to food sensitiv.'s and/or underlying auto immune disease @46?
I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?
Yes with lifestyle: Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lower weights and higher reps, proper weight control, smoking cessation, possible use of a back support, making sure your mattress is good and sometimes use of over the counter medications if no medical reasons not for their use. Exercise is key! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Etodolac: Lodine, or etodolac, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and generally does well for degenerative disease in the joints and spine. However, don't forget the importance of strengthening and improving the flexibility of the nearby muscles - this can do even more than medicine to help with degenerative pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None unless they: Aggravate your symptoms. Exercise in terms of flexibility, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines will help to control your symptoms along with lifestyle considerations like: adequate sleep, weight control , not smoking and good dietary intake of calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more
Meds/Shots/Surgery: First line--medications (advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc.--avoid opiates if you can!) as needed for pain relief, ergonomic adjustments at work (good seating posture/distance from computer, etc.), gentle neck exercises. Second-line: steroid+/- Lidocaine injections for pain not controlled with medications. These injections last from a few weeks to several months. Third line: neck surgery. The results are mixed! ...Read more
TENS: YES - its worth a try as it can work quite well. ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease in T4 and t5 and been in pain since aug 2011. Pain has been getting severe lately. Why?
It is not likely : That degeneration is the source of your pain in that region . It is a region that does not bear much load and does not mobilize due to stability afforded by rib cage. Get another opinion from a spine surgeon and make sure you are not a smoker and you are exercising regularly ...Read more
Acupuncture: Please ensure that she has been thoroughly evaluated by her physician or specialist. Acupuncture will not repair degenerated discs. But it is excellent for the treatment of pain, inflammation & decreased range of motion associated with disc dz. This is especially important for patients who are not surgical candidates. The va & military are now using acupuncture protocols for this reason. ...Read more
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