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Exercises To Avoid With A Cervical Herniated Disc
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
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
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
Have cervical spondylosis c5-c6, c6-c7 and osteophytes touching nerves. What arm strengthening exercises can be done and what to avoid?
I have a concussion, and a cervical sprain. Could these injuries lead to a herniated cervical disc when lifting 20lb or more I have preexisting bulging cervical disc can these new injuries to my spine turn the bukge into a herniation
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
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
Can i lift heavy objects safely with areas of the c spine havingbulge disc with facet arthropathy, paracentral/foraminal disc protrution, narrowing?
Does chiropractic adjustments for cervical herniated discs restore height in those discs and add significant height to a person after manipulations?
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
How can you differentiate between cervical spondylosis and a herniated cervical nucleus pulposus without imaging?
Difficult: Unless they are symptomatic and at different cervical levels they are radiographic findings. ...Read more
Yes: As long as it is not causing you pain. Just listen to your body. ...Read more
Would plank exercises be safe on degenerated bulging lumbar discs or would it cause further stress and damage?
I am 47 with spondylosis of cervical and lumbar spine and anterior disc prolapse. Is it ok to start exercising?
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