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Is disk herniation surgery effective?

Is disk herniation surgery effective?

Yes: Your surgeon will help you decide when it is needed. In most instances, after non-operative care has been tried and failed, discectomy is very effective at improving leg pain. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Quick answer: greater than 90% of patients who have surgery have the same pain or lack of pain after 5 years compared to those who do not have surgery. If the pain is tolerable, wait before considering surgery ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia Ayurvedic treatment?

Inguinal hernia Ayurvedic treatment?

Depends: Not always needs treatment. Really depends. Speak with a surgeon who does these. Not all have to be fixed. If the surgeon tells you all have to e fixed seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Intractible sciatic pain degenerative disc disease surgery or no surgery?

Intractible sciatic pain degenerative disc disease surgery or no surgery?

Surgery if severe: Sciatica is caused by degenerative discs or joints impinging upon the nerves within the spine. If best medical management is not successful, consultation with a surgeon is recommended. Surgical decompression, allows the nerves to heal and for the severe leg pain of sciatica to be relieved. Each case must be carefully evaluated to make the best recommendation. ...Read more

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What is typical physiotherapy treatment of prolapsed intervertebral disc (pivd)?

What is typical physiotherapy treatment of prolapsed intervertebral disc (pivd)?

Different kinds: One type that is popular and has a good track record is mckenzie technique named for robin mckenzie, an australian physiotherapist. The theory is to find a lumbar range of motion that is relatively comfortable and train the patient to engage in these exercises. Often for a prolapsed disc, it involves back extension exercises which seeks to "centralize" the pain into the back and out of the leg. ...Read more

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What could be the best treatment for TMJ anterior disc displacemnt without reduction , condyle& disc degeneration?

What could be the best treatment for TMJ anterior disc displacemnt without reduction , condyle& disc degeneration?

Depends: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more

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Homeopathy good for disk herniation and disk bulging?

Homeopathy good for disk herniation and disk bulging?

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 more

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Treatment for a protruding disc at lumbar 5?

Treatment for a protruding disc at lumbar 5?

Several options: Treatments include non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and avoiding strenuous activities. If conservative measures fail, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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What amount does a disk herniation surgery cost?

What amount does a disk herniation surgery cost?

Herniated disc: Not an easy question to answer as the cost depends on the surgery type, the amount of time in the OR and time in hospital - the prices also vary from region to region ...Read more

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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

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Could chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Yes: Working with a chiropractor is a common conservative treatment option. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

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 more

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C5-C6 disc herniation with pressure on left cord and thecal sac. Best treatment without surgery?

C5-C6 disc herniation with pressure on left cord and thecal sac. Best treatment without surgery?

Depends on pain: level of pain, if severe will have to have surgery , espec. if radiates down arm , but you are young and time can heal some of this , if you smoke you will not heal well and get cancer so if so , stop now. take over the counter pain meds like aleve, tylenol , for nerve pain gabapentin. try accupuncture ,heat and or ice pack , try biofreeze. use good body mechanics, don't twist neck fast or jerk. ...Read more

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Does a disc annular repair itself in a l5-s1 bulging disc case?

Does a disc annular repair itself in a l5-s1 bulging disc case?

Yes!: We never see them in older adults. Even for full blown herniations, the discs repair... http://casereports.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bcr-2013-201037. ...Read more

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Does chiropractic treatment help with degenerative lumbar disc disease?

Sometimes: Back manipulation provide some benifits especially if the problems are due to to facet joint disease. ...Read more

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Can a second disc herniation heal without surgery?

Can occur: There is evidence that a ruptured disc tends to desiccate and shrink over 9-10 months in many patients if no further trauma occurs. Issue however, is compromised if progressive symptomatic deterioration requiring more rapid interventions. ...Read more

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What is surgeon cost for incarnerated umbilical hernia?

What is  surgeon cost for incarnerated umbilical hernia?

Cost: It depends on if the surgery is scheduled or an emergency. The total bill, which includes the surgeon's fee, the anesthesiologist, nurses, operating room, equipment, and medications, will be many thousand dollars. If you have severe pain, go to the er. If not, you can call the surgeon's office, and they can help to discuss the costs in more detail and possibly reduce the total cost. ...Read more

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What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery. ...Read more

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Lumbar canal stenosis is orthopedic or neurosurgical problem?

Lumbar canal stenosis is orthopedic or neurosurgical problem?

LLumbar Stenosis: Either an Orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in spine or a neurosurgeon can help you with lumbar stenosis. Many times conservative treatment with therapy and injections and medications can give one relief of painful symptoms. Hope this help. Take care. Joe Wilson ...Read more

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What is surgery type for spigelian hernia?

What is surgery type for spigelian hernia?

Three options: At 60 you've probably had this thing pop out intermittently for years. Formerly it was common to make an incision and repair the defect. Today there are other options. 1; A minimally invasive approach using a laparocsope to patch the opening from within. 2. Plugging the opening with a mesh through a small incision. If it was my hernia this is what I would choose. ...Read more