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Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Hello, what iş the latest technics in the treatment of serious Cervical disc hernia?

Conservative first: Conservative treatments are always tried first and include physical therapy, targeted pain therapy, heat, massage, and analgesics. If your symptoms are not relieved anymore by such therapies, then seek out a neurosurgeon to discuss the possible risks and benefits of a cervical spine surgery. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-treatment ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Do cervical disc herniations heal and does the foramen clear itself of the herniated disc material, if so over what time frame?

Do cervical disc herniations heal and does the foramen clear itself of the herniated disc material, if so over what time frame?

Rarely: Discs do reabsorb or retract over time but this is over a prolonged period. If the nerve is injured and there is radiculopathy you will likely lose function over time. It is best to be evaluated and followed closely ...Read more

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Is a Broad based cervical disc bulge the same thing as a herniated disc. I keep seeing it called a broad based disc herniation online.

Is a Broad based cervical disc bulge the same thing as a herniated disc. I keep seeing it called a broad based disc herniation online.

Not exactly: A disc bulge may not be a herniation. Both can possibly impinge on the cord and the nerves. They are not related to your scleritis or your red puffy feet . More importantly does the disc bulge call Aide with any neurologic changes you have. These are things to discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Can disc hernia be seen on a radiology image of the back?

Can disc hernia be seen on a radiology image of the back?

Yes: Mri is the most accurate way and reliable way to see disc herniation. Although ct scans can sometimes allow a radiologist to see a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Back pain due to disc hernia. What kind of excercise may help?

Back pain due to disc hernia. What kind of excercise may help?

Back pain: Most lumbar disc herniations cause leg pain rather than back pain. Unless the herniation is causing a significant amout of spinal canal narrowing or nerve compression, there may be other reasons for back pain. You cannot rely on radiology reports alone, clinicians that treat spinal problems need to be involved. ...Read more

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How do you treat someone who has been diagnosed with inguinal and intervetebral disc hernia?

How do you treat someone who has been diagnosed with inguinal and intervetebral disc hernia?

Evaluate and treat : Treat and evaluate one at a time not a the same time ther both often treatable with high rates a individual success beware that femoral nerve intraentin groin may feel much likes l4root problem that disc herniation usually occurs at l3-4 diagnostic spine injection will confirm pain generator both conditions can be a symptomatic. ...Read more

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Disc hernia and protrusion are the same? Back 5 years ago I have a small disc protrusion now I have a 7mm disc hernia

Disk : Disk herniation and disk protrusion are generalized terms for describing a disk displaced or sticking out of the disk space into the spinal canal. Disk protrusion may be used more specifically to describe a disk displacement when the height is less then the width. Since the terms for describing disk herniations vary from doctor to doctor and there is little consistency to how they are named the best way to determine if your disk has worsened if by radiologist or back surgeon directly comparing your MRI films. For more information please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why me? I have a lumbar disc hernia?

Why me? I have a lumbar disc hernia?

Disc herniation: With normal aging, the intervertebral discs slowly degenerate with loss of fluid or hydration. These natural changes combined with weakening of the outer covering of the discs provides the mechanism for development of a disc herniation. The strength of the discs and alignment of the spine are genetically determined and also plays a parts in the process. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lumbar disc hernia and want to know if theres a type of excersice i should avoid?

Hi, I have lumbar disc hernia and want to know if theres a type of excersice i should avoid?

Herniated disc: Yes. High impact exercises will often make the pain worse. Gravity and jarring forces often cause the herniated disc to compress the nerve. Stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and pool exercises are generally good options. Try an inversion table or traction to relieve the pain. Any exercise that makes the pain worse should be avoided. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more