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Does abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to herniated disc?

Does abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to herniated disc?

Probably not: Abdominoplasty has been shown to help some individuals with spreading or separation of their anterior abdominal muscles, called rectus diastasis. By suturing these back in the midline during an abdominoplasty, tension is taken off of the back musculature, alleviating chronic lower back pain. However, a herniated disc should be treated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Will abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to a herniated disc?

Will abdominoplasty help with lower back pain due to a herniated disc?

Nope.: Abdominoplasty will help with laxity of the abdominal skin and muscles, it can removed excess abdominal skin and fat, and any stretch marks contained in the removed skin. While I have had some patients feel like the abdominal tightening helped their low back pain, abdominoplasty will not help with a herniated disk, and is not expected to help low back pain. See your doctor for a referal. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc, and it often comes with lower back pain. I do not feel shooting pain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

I have a herniated disc, and it often comes with lower back pain. I do not feel shooting pain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain and a herniated disc is one cause.. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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2 days ago while working out I had lower back pain that within hours became severe. Now it feels better but still there. Is a herniated disc likely?

2 days ago while working out I had lower back pain that within hours became severe. Now it feels better but still there.  Is a herniated disc likely?

Possible but ehhhh: If you're only symptom is back pain which is GETTING BETTER in 24 hrs. after having worked out? And the pain is localized to the back? No other symptoms radiating down the leg, sudden major leg weakness on one side or the other, numbness, tingling then, I'm afraid the badge of courage you can wear back to the gym will be nothing more than an overstrained back....you'll be fine. Doubt hernia. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I have a herniated disk and i'm getting surgery but until then im suffering :/?

Non-operative: You should try gentle stretching and core strengthening exercises. You can try a hot tub or heating pad but use it sparingly and don't injure yourself by too much heat. Injections can often relieve the sciatic pain by both reducing inflammation of the nerve and also dissolving some of the fat around the nerves which can often yield excellent relief. It all these fail then surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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Im having lower back pain. I had surgery on my back 2 years ago for a herniated disk. I tried motrin and Soma (carisoprodol) for pain nothing helps. Any ideas please?

Instability: Some patients develop instability after discectomy due to loss of disc material and perhaps some pre-existing instability which led to the herniation in the first place. You should see your surgeon and be evaluated. Most of the time physical therapy is all it takes to alleviate these symptoms.If you have pain which radiates to your leg, those might be from a recurrent disc. ...Read more

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My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but i think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

My wife has severe lower back pain. The pain came on gradually. She can walk with the aid of a walker. She has noradicular pain. The doctor in the ER thinks that it is a herniated disk but i think it is a spasm. Your opinion?

Herniated disc?: Sounds like your wife needs an mri. Herniated disc is likely, although it could be several different things. If your wife has new weakness, bowel, or bladder changes these are never normal and need to be worked up emergently. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more