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Doctor insights on: Exercises For L4 And L5

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What are good exercises for l4-l5 herniated disc?

What are good exercises for l4-l5 herniated disc?

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

Remember: This is something based addressed with your physician and physical therapist as they should have a better understanding of any concerning complications/limitations in regards to exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.

What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.

McKenzie therapy: Search for certified therapist at McKenzieMDT. Org and find someone who lives close to you. About 95% of my patients get better with McKenzie ...Read more

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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?

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

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Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?

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

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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.

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.

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!
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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

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What can be done for a herniated l4/l5 disc?

What can be done for a herniated l4/l5 disc?

Disc: Many things can be done. Please see your doctor and have a full work-up. Pt, chiropractic, injections, decompression etc. Can be tried before any surgical options are expleored. ...Read more

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What is the management of mild indentment of l4/l5?

What is the management of mild indentment of l4/l5?

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

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What is narrowing of the left neuroforamina at l4-l5 mean?

What is narrowing of the left neuroforamina at l4-l5 mean?

See details: It means there are osteoarthritic changes in that area which could be compressing the nerve root. ...Read more

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Should I ride a spin cycle with a bad L4 L5 or a more conventional stationery bike?

Should I ride a spin cycle with a bad L4 L5 or a more conventional stationery bike?

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

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How to treat a fractured L4 and l5?

How to treat a fractured L4 and l5?

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

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I have a problem of L4 L5 and s1?

I have a problem of L4 L5 and s1?

This would: Refer to a problem in the bones or nerve roots at the very bottom of your spine or start of the pelvis. ...Read more

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Osteophytes at l4-l5 what does this mean?

Osteophytes at l4-l5 what does this mean?

Sign of arthritis: U mean l-1, l-2? This is a sign of a degenerative process @ than level in ur spine. They r not always symptomatic. C a spine surgeon if u r symptomatic. ...Read more

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Bad back L4 and L5 with a annular tear, what to do?

Bad back L4 and L5 with a annular tear, what to do?

Keep: Your core strong (strength exercise to abdomen and low back muscles, under the supervision of physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is chronic grade retrolisthesis of the L4 on L5?

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

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How is spinal retrospondylolisthesis of l4-l5 managed?

How is spinal retrospondylolisthesis of l4-l5 managed?

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

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Difficulty going to the toilet opening bowels L4 and L5 compression?

Difficulty going to the toilet opening bowels L4 and L5 compression?

What do you mean?: Are you trying to gauge the force of straining at stool? Or, how can we help you? ...Read more

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I got injection for my buldging discs at L4 and L5 didn't help what's next.?

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

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Broad based central disc protusion at l4-l5 level? I'm 26 years old. How long till I recover?

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

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What is an annular fissure? Is having an annular fissure centrally at l4/l5 something serious?

What is an annular fissure? Is having an annular fissure centrally at l4/l5 something serious?

Maybe/or not: I guess we are talking about a lumbar disc, and depending on your level of pain/ incapacity will guide your treatment options. If you are feeling O.K. The MRI findings are not that important. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of l4/l5 central disc herniation. Thanks a lot for answering in advance. :)?

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

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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?

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