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Doctor insights on: Disk Hernation

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What does a herniating disk feel like?

What does a herniating disk feel like?

You wont feel it: Herniated discs are associated with aging. Many are asymptomatic. Disc herniation develop over time and you will not know that you have one without appropriate studies. ...Read more

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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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Whats a disk herniation?

Whats a disk herniation?

Symptom Vs Cause: A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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What can be done about bulging disks?

What can be done about bulging disks?

Consultation.: An orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon who knows your case, would be able to provide you with very specific options. Acupuncture can reduce pain & inflammation related to discs but will not cure the actual condition. ...Read more

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Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

No: Not unless it bothers you. I would see a spine specialist if you are having sciatica pain that is not resolving. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are ways to herniate a disk?

Doctors, what are ways to herniate a disk?

Typically: Caused by twisting and bending motion. Especially if you load the spine with either lifting heavy objects or caused by sudden increased motion like an accident. ...Read more