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Does Chiropractic Treatment Help With Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disease
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
Yes: In most patients, cold therapy can help relieve some of the inflammation in the large muscles that surround the spine. Although the cold temperature associated with cold therapy does not reach all the way to the disc, it can help relieve some of the pain and muscle spasm that occurs along the muscles just underneath the skin layer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference in treatment between what a lumbar spine exercise therapist and what a chiropractor can offer in relation to a flat lower spine?
Muscles and Bones: A therapist will work with you to strengthen muscles to bring the body into better alignment and health. It is very much about curing your problems. A chiropractor will manipulate the bones to temporarily bring some relief or attempt to bring relief. But there is very little they can offer in the way of solving your problem. ...Read more
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
Which excercises are helpfull or ok to carry out without harming myself since I have lumbar disc degenrative disease(l3-l4, l4-l5, l5-s1) with sciatica?
Minor relief: Chiropractic is based upon a bizarre theory about disease production by spinal nerve dysfunction. At best they offer a sort of message which can provide some short term relief. But chiros want you to come back again and again for "adjustments" for which there is no basis in fact. If your pain lasts longer than 6 weeks, see your orthopod M.D. For diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have degenerative disk disease in l-5, l-6. Drugs & chiropractic & light/electric/ therapy have not worked. Are there any more non-surgical options?
What are permanent treatment options for lumbar disc diseases, like disc dehydration, bulging, and tear?
The studies are hit: Or miss with glucosamine for joints overall, and discs are a difficult area to get nutrients to, so they may not be able to get much from glucosamine. That being said, some people really do have good results. It is a benign treatment that may actually help a great deal if you are one of the lucky few! ...Read more
My husband has lumbar disc disease and has had fusions at L4-L5, L5-L6. He bent down to pickup something and now he is in pain with spasms. should he take his zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg or flexeril 10mg he has prescriptions for both?
Treatment 42 yr congenital scoliosis hemi vertebrae L4 has lead to osteoarthritis in lumbar, fractured pedicles, stenosis + degeneratIve discs L4 l5?
I have herniated lumbar disc & now sharp shooting sciatic pain going down both sides to soles of feet. Can hardly walk. Will pt cure it?
Try acupuncture: I would recommend acupuncture. It's gentle, noninvasive and shown great results with back issues. Acupuncture needles feel good! it's completely not the same as any other experienced in western care. Don't let it deter you. They aren't hollow, like clinic needles. They are thinner than your hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 3 bulging discs, DDD, stenosis, Si joint disease. Besides surgery. Alternatives? I have had shots and chiropractic care and physical therapy.
Please repost: Your post is vague. Has surgical treatment been proposed? If so, has the likelihood of improvement vs no improvement been discussed? Finally, chiropractic is useless at best & dangerous at worst. If a chiropractor tells you (s)he can help you, (s)he's lying or deluded. Either way, they're not to be trusted. You're just throwing your money away. ...Read more
Herniated L4 disc 2 1/2 wks. What's next after chiropractic treatment. Still so much pain. Can't work or do one thing for too long...walk,sit etc?
Cervical spondylosis n herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Neck, shoulder pain. Tingling sensation on hand. Going for chiropractic treatment. Any danger?
Depends: Please alert the chiropractor to your herniated discs. Gentle chiropractic may not cause additional damage. In presence of neural signs or symptoms (tingling), robust neck manipulation is not advised (can cause nerve damage). Who advised chiropractic over seeing a spine specialist for this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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