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Degenerative Herniated Disc
Similar Terms: Suggesting different issues in which the spine has pathology. Discopathy suggests the disc has some abnormality, Degenerative Disc Disease suggests the same, and herniated disc suggests a movement of the disc out of its normal shape and location. All three suggest similar but distinct disease processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
35yo female just diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, herniated disk & retrolisthesis all L5 S1. Avid runner. Will I be able to run again?
Impossible to answer: Ask the doctors who are treating you. Someone who has never examined you cannot help answer that question. ...Read more
I have a back that needs surgery on it. Herniated disc, degenerative changes. 3 days now my right hip & thigh have gone numb with a lot of pain.
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to herniated disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
Is it possible my herniated and degenerative disc issues in my lower back have caused weak pelvic floor muscles causing a rectal prolapse?
How can you tell if nerve pain is coming from herniated disc vs. peripheral neuropathy vs. degenerative disc disease? What are the symptoms of each?
My daughter is 18 and has multi level degenerative joint disease with bulging discs and herniated disc which specialist should she see?
My doc told me i need mri. The scaitic nerve was inflamef. I have a bed back with degenerative changes & herniated disk in neck & back. What do u th?
Back MRI: The use of MRI in nowdays practice is way over than needed. For back issues, it is only good if surgery is considered, the diagnosis is unclear or there is suspicion for malignancy. If you know you have sciatica, conservative measures would have to be exhausted before MRI is considered unless history and physical suggest another reason for your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more
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