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Doctor insights on: Crushed Disc Symptoms

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Will ihave symptoms of herniated discs?

Will ihave symptoms of herniated discs?

Not all the time: About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more severe, they are better before any evaluation is done. 90% of symptomatic disc herniations get better with just time independent of any specific treatment. Symptoms range from back or neck pain with/without extremity pain or just arm/leg pain. ...Read more

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How concerning is a slip disc and what are the symptoms?

How concerning is a slip disc and what are the symptoms?

Not Dangerous: Hurts a lot, however if you have weakness or bowel/bladder incontinence than it can be an emergency that may need to be evaluated for surgery. This suggests that the disc is significant compressing nerves in the spinal canal reducing their function. Generally though, a majority of slipped discs or herniations are mostly painful and resolve over time and do not cause long term effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is a slip disc and what are the symptoms?

Can you tell me how dangerous is a slip disc and what are the symptoms?

Not Dangerous: Hurts a lot, however if you have weakness or bowel/bladder incontinence than it can be an emergency that may need to be evaluated for surgery. This suggests that the disc is significant compressing nerves in the spinal canal reducing their function. Generally though, a majority of slipped discs or herniations are mostly painful and resolve over time and do not cause long term effects. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but I have a crushed disc so am in quite a bit if pain all the time what type if exercise can I do that will help me lose weight?

I want to lose weight but I have a crushed disc so am in quite a bit if pain all the time what type if exercise can I do that will help me lose weight?

The best anwer here: Is probably hydrotherapy. That is the fancy term for swimming. It is non weight bearing and should be well tolerated. As you work at it you will be able to burn some serious calories. ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of a bulging disc?

What are the signs & symptoms of a bulging disc?

Nonsp: Bulging discs usually do not cause symptoms. If a disc were to significantly protrude or herniate, symptoms would be depend on the location. It would also be related to whether there is nerve irritation or compression. ...Read more

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What is a slipped disc like, and is it really slipped or crushed?

Herniated: The symptoms depend on how the disc has herniated and if there is impingement of any nerve roots. It does, in fact, herniate or "slip". It is not crushed. There are instances where the disc appears crushed on imaging studies but that is usually because of longstanding degenerative process (degenerative disc disease). ...Read more

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Symptoms of a herniated cervical disc?

Symptoms of a herniated cervical disc?

Symptoms: Typically pain in neck or radiating down arm, numbness in arm, potentially weakness in arm/hand. Treatment options include: medication, therapy, steroid injections, surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for a protruding disc?

Please explain what are some symptoms for a protruding disc?

Back and/or Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What is best way to treat symptoms of degenerative disc disease?

What is best way to treat symptoms of degenerative disc disease?

Lifestyle changes: Usually incorpoating an exercise routine, 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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lower right back slipped disc and how long does it usually take to get better?

Low back pain: Lower back pain is a common occurrence. Usually improves in 4 to 6 weeks. Exercise is helpful and can help prevent recurrence. Recommend neutral spine exercises of mcgill even while hurting. Can find videos on youtube. ...Read more

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I have a herniated lumber disc. Worried that I have had symptoms of diarrahea and what seems to be cystitus for past 5 days.

I have a herniated lumber disc.  Worried that I have had symptoms of diarrahea and what seems to be cystitus for past 5 days.

While it is difficult: to know if the bowel and bladder symptoms are related to the herniated disc, they might be. Typically lumbar nerve dysfunction which affects the bowel and bladder are motility issues: difficulty passing stool or urine. I would suspect the bowel and bladder issues are unrelated but your skilled primary care provider can help sort this out for you. Good luck with the disc! ...Read more

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Commuting for work on the freeway with a disc herniation and its worsening my symptoms. Any way i can minimize it? (symptoms i mean)

Commuting for work on the freeway with a disc herniation and its worsening my symptoms. Any way i can minimize it? (symptoms i mean)

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. If not better with this I would suggest seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but at present have a crushed disc in my lower back and been told not to go work out how can I lose the weight?

There is an option: Ask your doctor if they have any objection to water aerobics. This may represent a good compromise and cause very minimal pressure on your bulging disc. ...Read more

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I had disc in my neck , took medicin and was better.Now I have the same symptoms.Is there any medicin that can relief me from pain quickly?

I had disc in my neck , took medicin and was better.Now I have the same symptoms.Is there any medicin that can relief me from pain quickly?

NSAIDS: Try ibuprophen or naproxen. If you have stomach pain or history of ulcers or stomach bleeding from these medications, then don't. Don't take these medications for more than a few weeks. See your pain management doctor for recommendations based on thorough physical exam and imaging. ...Read more

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Does a herinated disc heal for over or will it always be symptoms ?also what if I quit excersising, would the pain come back again? thank you.

Herniated disc: Herniated discs have a good chance of healing on their own within 4-6 weeks of onset. Typically, the body can reabsorb the herniated disc, allowing symptoms to improve. If there is persistent pain, numbness, weakness in the extremity after 4-6 weeks, or significant bowel/bladder dysfunction, difficulty with balance/walking, or profound weakness/dysfunction of the extremity, seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Comon symptoms of a herniated disc?

Back and/or Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

What are the symptoms of a bulging disc in the neck?

Pain/numbness/weak: A bulging disk in the neck will affect the nerves going to your arms and hands potentially causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. If the disc bulge is pushing on your spinal cord, it can cause arm/ hand and leg weakness and coordination problems. Small disc bulges may not affect the nerves or the spinal cord and usually are just associated with the normal aging of the neck. ...Read more

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Is a crushed disc the same as a ruptured disc?

Is a crushed disc the same as a ruptured disc?

May be both: Crushed with vertebral trauma ? Vertical or Flex, Fall and collapse, but disc may protrude though rim an be ruptured as well. ...Read more

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What does a ruptured disc in your back feel like what are the symptoms?

What does a ruptured disc in your back feel like what are the symptoms?

They vary: Typically when people refer to a ruptured disc they are describing pain from pressure on the root of one of the radicular nerves that emerge from either side of the spine at every vertebral level and sense pain from a particular area of the body. The most common are the sciatic nerves which serve each leg hence sciatica is pain shooting down one leg usually from disc pressure on the sciatic root. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of l4/l5 central disc herniation. Thanks a lot for answering in advance. :) ?

What are the symptoms of l4/l5 central disc herniation. Thanks a lot for answering in advance. :) ?

Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness and pain can be felt on top of the foot, and pain may also radiate into the buttock. S1 nerve impingement (L5-S1) may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain in foot noted. ...Read more