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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Disc Degeneration

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Wearing gel arch supports. But the pain still persistent in both feet just below the ball of the foot. Can this pain be caused by t7 disc degeneration?

Wearing gel arch supports. But the pain still persistent in both feet just below the ball of the foot. Can this pain be caused by t7 disc degeneration?

No: The nerves lower down can affect the feet but not t7, it is entirely possible your gel supports are not giving adequate support. There are a few "prefabricated" orthotics i recommend but most sold in pharmacies I am not a fan of. Spenco, is an adequate one. Also! just a gel cushion may not be enough, oftentimes we recommend multiple treatments i.E icing, stretching, antiinflammatories all at once. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do pull ups with degenerated and bulging lumbar discs? Would it cause more degeneration?

Is it safe to do pull ups with degenerated and bulging lumbar discs? Would it cause more degeneration?

Yes: Pullups, if anything, would probably reduce stress and impact placed on your lumbar discs, given that they are stretched, not compressed. ...Read more

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I'm 25 years old and my last MRI of my neck shows degeneration in the bones and discs. what causes this and what are my treatment options?

I'm 25 years old and my last MRI of my neck shows degeneration in the bones and discs. what causes this and what are my treatment options?

Dehydration.: I am not sure what you mean by "degeneration in the bones". (That's usually osteoporosis and you are too young for that. If so, you may have an genetic or inborn problem with Vitamin D metabolism or calcium causing it). Most degenerative disks are due to dehydration & "wear and tear" from overuse (occupation, carrying heavy bags, etc.) Drinking 20 oz fluids per day can only help shrink the disks. ...Read more

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Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Absolutely: It can, and it sounds like you're on the right track with that oath appointment. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more