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Exercises Prevent Herniated Disc Older
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Cervical and lower lumbar intervertebral discs are dessciated, diffuse disc bulge with annular tear at l4-5 level. How can be cured?
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
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
3 mod. Bulges at l4-s1 + 1 herniation. Traction helped bulge but reduced lumbar curve. Will lumbar pillow help regain the curve? Does it add more disc pressure? -feels uncofortable b/c of curve loss
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That depends on where the herniation is: cervical, thoracic, or lumbar. More in fo isneeded. ...Read more
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
I recently found out that I have a small herniated disc in my lower back. It does not hurt so bad as of now but when i try to walk for exercise it hur?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.
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 been having severe and debilitating back pain! I'm getting more and more down in my back and as the days go by! I have three herniated disc's including C2 or C3, L4 and L5. I haven't had a recent MRI but I have an old scan on file at a place in Pue
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
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?
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)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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