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Does A Herniated Disk Get Worse Over Time
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
Yes it can: While the disc pathology will not be changed by fibro, the central sensitization to pain is often very increased. This means that the perception of the pain, the subjective feeling of pain will most likely be increased. This along with the increased myofascial pain that can be aggravated by disc herniation and nerve pain, it certainly can cause significant, extended pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have sciatica from bulging lumbar discs. Doing PT. Will pain ever go away? Or likely worsen or herniate before improving?
Already have: "Bulging" MEANS herniated. A herniation can be very mild or it can be severe. The first thing you have to ascertain is if your pain really is coming from your discs. It doesn't always. There are other causes, including none that can be found in testing. ...Read more
6 to 10 weeks: The majority heal with conservative care. On average, if it is going to heal on it's own, it will do so in 6-10 weeks. Check out spine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more
You can learn: hypnosis and lose weight to reduce the pain, however, if you have a herniated disc it will continue to cause pain until you are able to have an operation to fix the disc. Consult with a back specialist but in the meantime, learn hypnosis from a qualified clinical psychologist. ...Read more
What to do if I have a herniated or bulged cervical neck disc. How long does it to heal with a neck brace on?
Herniated disc: The pain from a herniated disc in the neck will improve with anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxers, neck exercises, and physical therapy. Cervical traction can reduce the radiating arm pain. Cortisone injections and nerve blocks can reduce neck and arm pain also. A neck brace reduces range of motion and often increases the pain. The pain should resolve within six weeks. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Why does it hurts so much to sit down with a herniated disk? At L5 s1? When i wear a lumbar support that doesn't happen ever. Pain in the ankle
Does a herinated disc heal for over or will it always be symptoms ?also what if I quit excersising, would the pain come back again? thank you.
Herniated disc: Herniated discs have a good chance of healing on their own within 4-6 weeks of onset. Typically, the body can reabsorb the herniated disc, allowing symptoms to improve. If there is persistent pain, numbness, weakness in the extremity after 4-6 weeks, or significant bowel/bladder dysfunction, difficulty with balance/walking, or profound weakness/dysfunction of the extremity, seek evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do cervical disc herniations heal and does the foramen clear itself of the herniated disc material, if so over what time frame?
Yes/No: Surgery will remove the disc so it will not heal normally but can result in reduction in pain and resolving any lasting nerve damage due to the disc herniation. Healing on its own will take time and may keep the integrity of the disc intact which may be the best at keeping the disc as normal as possible. Healing on its own can take up to 6-9 months or longer. ...Read more
Herniated disc : If physical therapy for the herniated disc makes the pain worse then stop it. Ask your physician for another nonoperative measure such as a cortisone shot with a pain management physician. If you exhaust all the nonoperative measures and the pain is limiting you in your daily activities then surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My herniated disc pain seems to start getting better then gets worse. This cycle continues. Is this a normal healing progression?
Herniated Disk Pain: Intermittent pain from a herniated disk is common, but not generally due to a healing process. Discogenic pain usually worsens when standing or sitting and improves when lying down. It is commonly activity-related, worsening by motion and relieved by rest. This is probably why your disc pain waxes and wanes. ...Read more
Treating back pain: Herniated disk can be painful. To help with this physical therapy and pain medication but since it is chronic i would suggest acupuncture, feldenkrais therapy and improving your core strength. If it gets worse, they may recommend epidural injections and evaluation by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have two herniated cervical discs pinching a nerve. Can chiropractic adjustments help or will they make them worse?
May help may make. .: ...it worse. Even if better, DC does not unherniate it. Follow a spine surgeon's rec's. ...Read more
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