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Exercising After Herniated Disc
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
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
How long should relief last after X-ray guided shots for herniated disk to conclude the disk is the prob? Some Drs tell me disc, others sacroiliac
After epidural : injection your symptoms hopefully will improve for several weeks. You may need a series of three injections spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Your SI joint can be injected at the same time. Report your findings to your neurosurgeon. He or she will help you make surgery decision based on how you do. If injection doesn't help, you may need surgery sooner. ...Read more
By 12 weeks: Usually one feels pain relief in terms of leg pain immediately but about 10% can have ongoing back pain with 5% recurrence hnp rate- to minimize need to restrict rotation flexion and prolonged positioning for 12 weeks and do core exercises and cardiovascular exercise. If yiur back pain was more than your leg pain preop you may have needed a fusion with or instead of microdisectomy or no surgery. ...Read more
Tell the surgeon: Start by discussing it with the surgeon. There are many mechanisms involved in producing local and radicular pain. ...Read more
Usually not long: If you had a disc herniation and subsequently underwent spinal surgery for leg pain, then that pain should resolve immediately after the surgery. You may have some minor tingling and minor discomfort, however the true sciatic type pain should resolved relatively quickly after a lumbar discectomy. ...Read more
May be unrelated: Calcium deposits in the intervertebral discs are usually a sign of degenerative changes in the structure of the disc. They do not produce pain, Sometimes the calcium can multiply and cause disc herniation. This causes nerve pain and would require treatment. Primarily this is a chronic degenerative change. For severe symptoms see your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time nerve pressure was unrelieved pre-op, severity of compression, co-morbities (your pre-existing health issues) length of time from surgery--it may take months to improve. Warning new symptoms post-op always require re-evaluation. ...Read more
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
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