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What is the recommended mattress for pinched nerves in c-6 c-7 and dislocated disc?

What is the recommended mattress for pinched nerves in c-6 c-7 and dislocated disc?

None: If you have this injury it is not going to improve by getting new mattress. A pillow change may make you more comfortable. Usually these injuries (if causing pain and symtoms) require an evaluation by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you please explain what 3 lumber dislocated discs are because my MRI shows 3 on my spine thank you.?

Can you please explain what 3 lumber dislocated discs are because my MRI shows 3 on my spine thank you.?

Not all discs equal!: The MRI scan is a very sensitive test. As people age it becomes more likely that some sort of disc damage, or desiccation (drying and shrinking) will be found. Many of these findings are not clinically significant, i.e. Not a cause of pain. Findings such as a herniated disc (a disc that has been squeezed out of it's normal location) that is pinching a nerve or the spinal cord is more credible. ...Read more

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Hi, my second last spinal disc has moved a little to the right like1-2", I have a little pain 4 days later, willl it heal itself? Its still dislocated

Hi, my second last spinal disc has moved a little to the right like1-2", I have a little pain 4 days later, willl it heal itself? Its still dislocated

Likely: Most "slipped" discs or disk herniations will resolve in time (90%). However if you develop weakness or sensory loss or loss of bladder control it is important to see a surgeon emergently. Without those symptoms the best option is pt. ...Read more

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Is it ok that i feel uncomfortable especially while im sitting and feeling something dislocated on my left lower back in a recent minor bulging disc?

Is it ok that i feel uncomfortable especially while im sitting and feeling something dislocated on my left lower back in a recent minor bulging disc?

yes: The fear of back problems can be overwhelming. Most humans have minor bulging discs and the physical therapy will probably be more than enough to compensate for the discomfort. See your doctor for followup. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a dislocated kneecap?

What are symptoms of  a dislocated kneecap?

It depends: If the dislocation recent and traumatic, you will have a lot of pain and cannot move your knee and cannot straighten the knee your knee, some of those are recurrent they are less violent. ...Read more

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