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Exercises For L4 And L5
Careful exercise: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning ; repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardio workouts may help except for rowing ; maybe running. If did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control ; not smoking are key. Core exercises like yoga ; pilates. ...Read more
Routine back exercises, disectomy on l4/l5. No help. I have had 13 spinal injections since 05/11. Will too many injections harm me? Only thing working
Depends: There's many different type of injections and different type injection could use different mixture of medication. I believe your doctor will determine the type injection is appropriate for you or not. You can ask this same question to the doctor who performed those injection on you. ...Read more
I had a laminating & fusion of L4 L5 on December 23rd. My question is what exercises should I be doing to help my recovery? I am walking 2 1/2 miles a day.
What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.
Which exercises should be done for bilateral neural foraminal stenosis in l4-l5? Flexion or extension?
Extension worsens: Look into makenzie exercises system.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have back pain and a injury to l2, l3, L4 L5 on my spine. What kind of exercise is safe for me to do?
Depends on the injur: It depends on the severity of the injury. I generally recommend you avoid exercises that increase loading to your spine or impact activities. Thus, biking or elliptical machines or swimming are better than running. Also, no heavy weight lifting that loads your back such as squats. ...Read more
I have l4-l5 disc herniation and severe sciatica. 7 months with no relief. I do exercises, taking supplements...Will it ever heal without surgery?
Spine Specialist: Recommend seeing a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist. ...Read more
Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?
Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read more
I have spondylolisthesis herniated disc at L4 l5.Had 4 epidurals some relief, back exercise the pain is worse. Heat &meds help some what else can I do?
I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine and the findings on your xray are seen in patients with NO BACK pain as often as those with pain. The most important advice I can give you is EXERCISE! STRENGTHEN THOSE BACK MUSCLES and you will feel better. Your Primary Care Provider can provide you with these exercises Goods Luck Be Well!
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I had back surgery L4 L5 S1 & I also have fluid in my knee with some tearing all due to a fall at work. I'm gaining lots of weight & what to exercise?
I have a spinal disc herniation l4-l5 and a severe left leg pain. I'm trying to avoid surgery, doing exercises, but will it heal on its own? Mri att
Pinched Nerve: It can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Exercise: I presume you mean bulge of the l45 disc. This is normal finding with aging. Exercise and learning proper posture and body mechanics will usually control most low pain caused by bulging discs. ...Read more
Not enough info: Right side of what? Back, abdomen, leg? Need specifics. ...Read more
Whatever tolerated: Any aerobic activity you tolerate is fine. No harm is likely even if it hurts. Just experiment and find what you enjoy and tolerate best. I would expect a recumbent cycle to be best tolerated as it provides the best back support. Anything that stoops you forward will likely aggravate your pain a bit. ...Read more
Take it easy: Most spine fractures will heal within 3 months with bracing, limiting strenuous activity and close follow-up with a spine specialist. Some fractures require surgical stabilization and kyphoplasty is an option for elderly patients with compression fractures. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Typically represent: Degenerative settling across a spinal segment, in your case L4 settles on L5 and not lined up with it as it should be, but instead L4 is noted to be lined up slightly backwards relative to L5. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Retrolisthesis occurs from degenerative changes in the disc and facet joints of the spine. It is generally considered more stable than a forward slippage and therefore a fusion is not always recommended if you are having nerve pain. Instead a simpler laminectomy can be done. If the slippage is significant leading to narrowing of the nerve exits (foramen), then a fusion is sometimes warranted. ...Read more
What do you mean?: Are you trying to gauge the force of straining at stool? Or, how can we help you? ...Read more
Pain generator: The bulging discs may not necessariliy be the cause of your symptoms, and best to reassess what might be occurring here. A good osteopathic physician, skilled at omt, might help both diagnostically and therapeutically. Consider facet impingement, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, and even strain/sprain issues. ...Read more
Physical therapy: The broad central disc protrusion is a radiographic finding and may not be the cause of your back pain. Studies have been done on people of all ages at random and it has been shown that the broad disc protrusion is usually not symptomatic. If there is asymetry so that it compresses the neural foramen on one side, that is different. Still, over 90% improve without surgery.Physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of l4/l5 central disc herniation. Thanks a lot for answering in advance. :)?
Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness and pain can be felt on top of the foot, and pain may also radiate into the buttock. S1 nerve impingement (L5-S1) may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain in foot noted. ...Read more
Slipped disk between L4-L5. Pain has reduced lot but present oy while is sitting position. What can be recovery time?
See details: 3-6 weeks is the usual recovery time. ...Read more
Can a person with mental bars in their back go back to work after back accident L3 broken fused L4 L5 31-year-old male?
Back trauma: Have your orthopedic surgeon assess what you can and cannot do. It may be light duties that protect your back. All the best. ...Read more