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Can You Have A Normal Life With A Herniated Lumbar Disc
Yes : 75% are better nonop within 2 to 12 weeks from onset of leg pain. 90% get better without surgery. However , lifestyle changes are important to minimize recurrent problems: not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If you need surgery, 90% do well, too especially if they follow the same advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i consider having a spinal fusion if I have been diagnosed with herniated disc, a disc with a tear and dds?
Yes: A herniated disc is a contraindication to manipulation....You could make it worse. ...Read more
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 minor pinched sciatic nerve that doesn't have any herniated disks. How long should I be seeing a chiropractor?
Not very.: Three treatments ought to bring about relief, or you should pursue other modalities. The chiropracter should also have given you specific exercises to do at home. If not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can a person experience an imbalance when walking due to a cervical bulged, herniated or slipped disc or would this hardly ever happen at the neck?
If I have a slipped or herniated disc or a rotation in my spine and a bruised spine will that stuff show up on a ct? Or is it best to have a mri?
I have a concussion, and a cervical sprain. Could these injuries lead to a herniated cervical disc when lifting 20lb or more I have preexisting bulging cervical disc can these new injuries to my spine turn the bukge into a herniation
Duty Restrictions: Many people have lumbar stenosis. In some cases, it's congenital or acquired. Patients usually don't see a doctor until they become symptomatic. Duty restrictions directly related to severity, pain and functional limitations. Applicants to the military are examined, but x-rays and MRI of the spine aren't routinely performed. Pre-existing conditions may disqualify applicants from the military. ...Read more
I have a bulging disc and lumbar spinal stenosis. I have a bad lower back tattoo that needs to be covered. Can getting it cause any damage?
I have a disc herniation causing a pinched nerve so will I need to have part of the disc removed?
Disc removal : Most disk herniations that cause nerve pain will get better with conservative treatment in 6-8 weeks. If the pain does not improve at that point then epidural steroid injections or surgery to remove the disc can be an option. Talk to your primary doctor about a referral to a surgeon if you pain does not improve in 6-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduce pain: The therapist can show you ways to strengthen your core (back and tummy) muscles, improve flexibility, work on leg strength, improve body mechanics (how you move and lift), and overall fitness. This may be enough to get you over the disk herniation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. Do you think surgery is a good option for me?
Not based on this : Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI. When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex and back problem: Having intercourse ought not be avoided because you have a bad back. By careful "experimentation", a comfortable sexual position for you and your partner can be found. If, however, you notice any exacerbation of symptoms during (or after) intercourse, you ought to stop and make arrangements to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a cervical fusion at C3,4,5. I have a herniation at C5-6. How would the herniated disc be fixed? Would it be connected to my current fusion?
A person might have separate mechanical leg and back pain-how do you know if it is herniated disc related?
See a doctor: A eval by orthopod or pc can help sort it out. ...Read more
If you had a herniated disc from very young, like 10yrs, and it never hurt- can your body have compensated with involuntary abdominal contracture?
How do you find a good chiropractor? I have a torn disc in l4/l5 and cervical spondylosis. What questions should I be asking a chiro?
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