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Degenerative Disc Disease Of The Lumbar Spine
Could an untreated compression fracture in the mid-thoracic spine ultimately lead to degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine?
No: No way to conmect the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
With degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, buldging discs lumbar and cervical regions, synovial cyst posterior lumbar region in spine, continueum spasms, the need of surgery is the option as of now. I have been through all treatme
Unsure of question: Most surgeons exhaust non-operative care before recommending surgery. Non-operative care can include medications (anti-infammatory arthritis type medicine or pain medications), physical therapy, activity modification, exercise, bracing, chiropractic care, interventional pain management (injections), or alternative medical approaches. ...Read more
What can cause lumbar degenerative disc disease? Had no trauma, exercise 4-5 x/week (aerobics), don't smoke, healthy weight, eat well, no family hx
Is there a cure for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease? I am overweight and cannot walk more than 10 steps without severe pain.
Treatment not cure: Lumbar degenerative disc disease can usually be managed with weight loss, exercise, anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers. Surgery is reserved for severe cases accompanied by stenosis or necrologic symptoms. Diabetes and obesity compromise the outcome of surgery. ...Read more
Being a 31 y/o male, what does it mean when my report says mild multilevel degenerative disc disease and slight scoliosis in the thoracic and lumbar?
I have degenerative disc disease in all five of the lumbar discs. Is surgery an option with so many discs needing repair?
I have degenerative disc disease in lumbar 4and 5 buldging outward disc in 2 and 3 and my pelvic bone is tilted to the left.what can I do to help pain?
Varies : It varies somewhat based on severity. In mild cases, controlling your weight, keeping you core strong, and avoiding activities that aggravate it may be sufficient. In more severe cases, there is a specialty known as pain management that have a number of nonoperative alternatives that can potentially help. ...Read more
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
Degenerative disks are when the normal "spongy" architechture of the disks goes away. The disks normally are between the vertebre in your spine. So when the disks degenerate, you lose mobility and eventually the bones can touch together, which is very painful. Also when the disks degenerate, ...Read more
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