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Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Yes: There are exercises for patients with disc issues. Most deal with core abdominal strengthening and may also help with flexibility. There are different programs, such as mckenzie, that aim to help the back and leg pain. Before starting a program, check with your spine specialist for what is best and safe for your particular issue. ...Read more

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Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Are exercises for thoracic disc herniation extension based?

Thoracic disc: Yes. Generally extension exercises can help with a thoracic disc due to the fact that the native thoracic spine is in flexion (which compresses the disc). ...Read more

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Exercises that are safe after lower spine surgery for herniated disk?

Exercises that are safe after lower spine surgery for herniated disk?

Clearance by surgeon: After clearance, a progressive program emphasizing core strengthening, flexibility, good posture, and proper use of lower back mechanics. Don't do those things that aggravate your symptoms. May need work with a physical therapist or trainer. ...Read more

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I need some tips for degenerate disc disease in lumbar and disc herniations?

See below: Unfortunately our backs start degenerating in our late teens. Strengthening the core abdominal muscles, and back muscles . Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, weight-loss regimen if necessary, avoid smoking, avoid trauma are a few recommendations. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How effective are disc replacement options in lumbar spine? Cervical spine?

How effective are disc replacement options in lumbar spine? Cervical spine?

See below: They are safe and effective and have similar results as the clasSic ACDF their advantages over the fusion are theoretical in my opinion the Acdf has a 95% chance at relieving arm pain neither are neck pain procedures , both do a good job relieving arm pain from pinched neck nerves early adopters of new technology can be surprised by outcomes since they are not as well studied without long term ...Read more

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Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated lumbar disc & reduce disc height more? How?

Can an inversion table/traction worsen a degenerated lumbar disc & reduce disc height more? How?

Worsen: Could it worsen the pain? Yes, that is possible. Could it decrease the intervertebral (disc)space, i doubt it. ...Read more

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What exercises recommended for cervical degenerative disc disease?

Postural: Exercises designed to condition the muscles that maintain good posture. A physical therapist or physiatrist may suggest the best ones for you. ...Read more

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Ddd in l&cspine. 2 l discs are torn, one herniated. 4 herniated cervical & bone spurs, stenosis, facet arthritis.No accidents or trauma. Only ddd?

Ddd in l&cspine. 2 l discs are torn, one herniated. 4 herniated cervical & bone spurs, stenosis, facet arthritis.No accidents or trauma. Only ddd?

So? Forget the MRIs: Your only 27, we don't treat mris, we treat people. It doesn't matter what the studies show because we have to treat you. Certain spinal conditions have a genetic predisposition, but what are your symptoms? What are you doing about it? Find a doctor who wants to make you feel better. ...Read more

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Do bulging discs or herniated disc heal?

Do bulging discs or herniated disc heal?

Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. Consider core strengthening exercises while you are on your own at home. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more

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DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?

How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises post herniated disc surgery(discectomy)?

Herniated disc: The exercise are really based on where the pain distribution is location and any other associated signs or symptoms. Consultation with a local physical therapist would like be the best recommendation as they have the most experience in this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

Conservatively: Appropriate pain medications are usually prescribed but we try and stay away from narcotic types of meds. Physical therapy is also a popular place for neurologists to send their patients with these sorts of symptoms. If all else fails, call in the surgical guys and see what they say. ...Read more

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Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more.  Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more

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Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

Can spinal decompression systems work for herniated or bulging discs?

Non-surgical?: If you are referring to non-surgical spinal decompression employed mostly by chiropractors, there is very little evidence showing its efficacy. It is a very costly treatment that uses traction to relieve pain caused by a disc herniation and nerve root compression. It has not shown to be any different then allowing time to allow inflammation to improve. ...Read more

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Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

Can spinal lumbar stenosis or herniation symptoms greatly improve with weight loss?

One type of stenosis: If your stenosis is from epidural lipomatosis wieght loss will help it wont cure the disc but it. Will put less stress on your failing back that plus core strengthening may result in symptom improvement. ...Read more

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28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

Pain doc: Should be able to help. An interventional pain doc can offer you some simple, safe relief from the pain you must feel. Find a pain fellowship program near you. http://www.spinalinjection.org/?page=instructors;hhsearchterms=%22pain+and+doctor%22. ...Read more

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What can prevent herniated disc?

What can prevent herniated disc?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Would seated pec fly be safe exercise to do with degenerated/herniated disc?

Would seated pec fly be safe exercise to do with degenerated/herniated disc?

Depends: That depends on where the herniation is: cervical, thoracic, or lumbar. More in fo isneeded. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is good for a herniated disc?

Core muscle strength: You need to do abdominal and low back strengthening and flexibility training. There are certain exercise regimens that are designed to stabilize the core muscles in the trunk to help with herniated disc issues. ...Read more

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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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I heard that herniated disc patients shouldn't perform knee to chest exercise is it true?

Probably not: Bringing your knees to your chest increases the pressure within the disc and should usually be avoided. If you have back pain from dysfunction of the facet joints, sacroiliac joints or muscles, then knee-to-chest is ok. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises post herniated disc surgery(discectomy)?

Herniated disc: The exercise are really based on where the pain distribution is location and any other associated signs or symptoms. Consultation with a local physical therapist would like be the best recommendation as they have the most experience in this type of treatment. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a herniated disc?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a herniated disc?

Core strengthening: Once you get the ok to exercise from your doctor, work on strengthening your abs and back muscles which will be protective of your spine. You need to do them in a way so as to not cause pain or other injury. Best to work with a physical therapist to develop a home exercise program. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?

I have a herniated disc and torn hamstring from a workout injury. I needs to lose weight for my back too. What exercises can I do?

REST!!!! TIME: Hamstring injuries will respond to rest, massage and physical therapy. Time is your best ally. Plasma gel injection under ultra sound guidance is purported to shorten healing time. For herniated discs of there is no nerve impairment, the participation in pilates yoga is very good. As the hamstrings heal, the above exercise programs can be beneficial. Always use professional guidance. ...Read more

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Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.

Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.

Stay fit: No particular vitamins, just stay healthy. Dont do heavy lifting, instead stay active, strengthen your core and back muscles (good to work with physical therapist). If you smoke then quit. If heavy then lose weight. All the best! ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

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I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

Depends: Spinning is an excellent, low impact activity. For patients with a herniated disk, it can be safe as long as it doesn't worsen symptoms. ...Read more

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65 yr old male. I have herniated disc L4 L5. Can this cause muscle spasms in the pelvic floor?

Back pain sequellae: I think it's possible that you could have pain in the lower abdomen, pelvic area or into your legs due to the herniated disc. Maybe not directly from the disc pushing on the nerves, but possibly because you are moving differently, using different muscles, to "protect" the painful area in your back and prevent it from hurting. If unable to control bowels or bladder, see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Can long walks help a back or make it worse my hips are out of alinment and left shoulder higher than right and herniated disc middle old fracture?

Can long walks help a back or make it worse my hips are out of alinment and left shoulder higher than right and herniated disc middle old fracture?

Varies: In general, walking is good for your back and your overall health. Do as long as the walking does not seem to aggravate it, I would encourage you to keep walking. If it does cause pain, you might need to limit the walking to a comfortable level. ...Read more

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Will an Epidural Steroid Injection for herniated disc (l4-l5) cause any weight gain or any other serious side effect? (20 year old college athlete)

Will an Epidural Steroid Injection for herniated disc (l4-l5) cause any weight gain or any other serious side effect? (20 year old college athlete)

Potentially: The systemic effects of the steroid in an epidural injection are usually much lower than when taken orally, but they can still happen including weight gain, elevating blood glucose, and immune suppression to name a few. ...Read more

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numbness in hands/fingers and heels radiating to toes cause? pre-DM HTN PCOS Migraines Herniated Disc 21 yr old F 205lbs

numbness in hands/fingers  and heels  radiating to toes cause? pre-DM HTN PCOS Migraines Herniated Disc 21 yr old F 205lbs

The most common: cause of numbness in hands/fingers in someone your age is carpal tunnel syndrome,but with it bothering your feet, too, it sounds more systemic such as peripheral neuropathy. This CAN occur even with pre-diabetes, before actual diabetes is diagnosed. The likelihood that this is caused by your migraine problem or the herniated disc (the disc would have to be very high in your neck) is small. See Doc ...Read more

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If I have a herniated disk, what exercises can I do?

If I have a herniated disk, what exercises can I do?

Depends: Depends on if you are in the acute phase of injury. Once you're past the acute muscle spasm working on core strength - abs and back- will be important. Work with your doc or physical therapist to get a home exercise program and learn how to do the exercises correctly. You don't want to hurt yourself. But you should be able to return to full activity. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can exercise with a herniated disk?

Is there any way i can exercise with a herniated disk?

Varies: Generally, cardiovascular exercises that do not aggravate symptoms are fine even if it means cross training ie swimming, treading water, walking, biking, elliptical, stairmaster but running could aggravate symptoms but not always but avoid rowing and any raquet sports and golf but walk the paths. Yoga and pilates are also options. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old have a herniated disk?

Can a 14 year old have a herniated disk?

Possible/unlikely: It is possible for a 14 year old to have a herniated disc but it is very unlikely. If however, a 14 year old had some trauma to the spine than a traumatic herniated disc is a possibility. ...Read more

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Could i put a herniated disk back into place with yoga exercises?

Could i put a herniated disk back into place with yoga exercises?

No: No but yoga can be a good low impact exercise routine. Nothing can "put a herniated disc back in place". Sometimes, over time, the disc fragment can shrink or be resorbed by the body. ...Read more