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Exercises To Avoid With A Bulging Disc
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
What is the maximum weight that I can lift/carry with a L4/L5 disc bulge and L5/S1 disc herniation with an annular tear?
Several: Generally, you're going to want to avoid high impact exercises as they may worsen the herniation. Avoid rapid starts and stops. Emphasize exercises that gently stretch, like yoga, and remember to respect your body; when something causes you pain, don't do it. I would also strongly advise seeing someone who specializes in this type of problem. You need to fix it and not make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would plank exercises be safe on degenerated bulging lumbar discs or would it cause further stress and damage?
Yes: As long as it is not causing you pain. Just listen to your body. ...Read more
Would accupressure be safe ( and hopefully effective) for someone with disc herniations and bulges with radiculopathy?
Yes: It would be safe, certainly. The question is whether or not it will be effective. But you should not be concerned that there is any danger in pursuing it. ...Read more
Can I do curl ups to improve core body strength if i hav degenrative disc or bulging disc in the lumbar region?
Absolutely can BUT--: Though you are young for this sort of problem the answer is still true no matter your age...Exercises abound for people with your types of arthritic problems and you should do them with gusto and not avoid them. But it may be advisable to work with someone who's experienced such as a therapist or trainer to be sure you are doing things the right way. Try aquatic therapy as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic deficit, such as weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder incontinence, you can first try conservative therapy with stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. If these don't provide relief, you should consult with a pain doctor. ...Read more
Myofascial release: Treatments include myofascial release and targeted injections to temporarily relieve any pain and muscle spasms you may have. Stretches are tough to do as the thoracic spine is a fairly rigid structure. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?
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
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to bulging disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
OK with Technique: Exercis is always good even with slight injury to help heal faster, however you must take caution with the use of proper technique. Prolonged extension and flexion of the spine can make things worse. Use the rule of thumb if it hurts afterwards don't do that again until you are feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to herniated disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
No: In most instances, herniated disc are resorbed by the body. They do not go back into place. Often what are described as disc bulging on lumbar mri's are actually bony spurs or discosteophyte complexes. They do not resorb. Kind of counter intuitive, the larger the disc herniation the faster the disc resorbs. This is thought to be because the large disc herniation stirs up a larger immune response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prolotherapy in addition to pt for spinal neck disc bulge? Does it make sense, tighten ligament to reduce bulge?
What are the best exercises to lose 30 lbs in 8 weeks with 2 herniated disks and 5 bulging disks through out your spine.
Water: Well, you would definitely want to avoid aggravating your spine by doing "too much" exercise. Water exercises take much of the stress off the back and could potentially be better tolerated. Ultimately weight loss us based upon calorie intake verse calories burned, so limiting your intake of calories would certainly be helpful. You might consider getting the help of a trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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