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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