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Exercising With Herniated Disc
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
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
Well...: If it is a recent disc herniation then maybe taking it easy is best. However of its been goin on for a while and you are improving then it may be good, particularly if it's not too long of a session. Keeping a single sitting prolonged posture may not be the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Work comp laws vary from state to state. In additon, certain industries such maritime have different requirements for coverage asa they are governed by the us dept of labor. In most cases, there needs to be some precipitating event which causes the injury to be ruled compensable, but this differs as i mentioned above. ...Read more
Yes, can help: Conventional treatment of disk bulging and herniation is often non-surgical and conservative, unless there are clear signs of worsening neurological function. Homeopathic treatment with an experienced practitioner may yield helpful results -- sometimes avoiding need for surgery. There are nearly 300 homeopathic remedies known for sciatica. Homeopathic doctors: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i lift heavy objects safely with areas of the c spine havingbulge disc with facet arthropathy, paracentral/foraminal disc protrution, narrowing?
Cervical and lower lumbar intervertebral discs are dessciated, diffuse disc bulge with annular tear at l4-5 level. How can be cured?
Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...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!?
Bulging neck disk, herniated lb disk, psoriatic arthritis, lordosis, traveling pain, & nerve pain horrible 24/7 in all i do. Finished lifting weights?
Yes to heavy weights: Exercise is an essential part of the treatment of a disk problem. Using light weights and increased repetitions under the supervision of a therapist is ok. You should not be lifting heavy weights. You should also see a rheumatologist if you have psoriatic arthritis. This can be ( there are several forms) a progressive crippling disease which is treatable. ...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
Back strengthening: As one who has a bulging disc (and no surgery), back strengthening exercises are very important to help stabilize the back. I recommend the "superman" exercise: lying on your stomach, stretch your arms out like you're flying through the air like superman. For 5 seconds, raise your right arm and shoulder, and left leg and hip off the floor, then repeat on the other side. Do this 12x on each side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disk, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease and sciatica. In pain what's the best treatment?
Start w conservative: Start w conservative treatment including physical therapy, epidural injection at the site of the nerve root irritation, and bracing as needed for pain relief. Core strengthening is very important. Surgery may be needed if all else fails. A good physical exam, history, and review of various imaging studies go into deciding what surgery you may need. Please keep us updated. ...Read more
Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?
Possibly: It seems like your fusion goes from the lower Tspine into the Lspine so yes there is a possibility that if the fusion has failed and/or if disc herniation are present this could cause many of your pain symptoms in buttock, groin area. The weakness seems to suggest a neurological process that could come from T or Lspine. Incontinence, spasticity, balance problems are other things to look out for. ...Read more
Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?
Depends: A lot depends on positions that cause problems (bending forward or back). This has an impact in exercises that help. So if you have pain with sitting or bending forward then do exercises in standing or neutral spine positions (elliptical), if the opposite consider things like recumbent bike. Either way avoid exercises where you have to bear down. ...Read more
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
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
Do a recent c5-c6 herniated disc with spondylosis and l5-s1 prolapse disc with spondylosis cause symptoms similar to heart attack?Chest pain& fatigue
Not usually. See MD: A cervical disc on the left can cause pain in to left shoulder/scapula and in to the arm. The pain can give a patient fatigue if sleep is impaired. The heart should definitely be evaluated as soon as possible, though, as that could be potentially be life-threatening. ...Read more
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