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Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for a l5-s1 disc hernia?

Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for a l5-s1 disc hernia?

Therapy: You can try Ibuprofen over the counter and physical therapy as a first line treatment of a herniated disk without surgery. If you fail therapy and your pain persists, you may need surgery. Try to do physical therapy first. Williams and mckenzie exercises help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Herniated disc?: If you do not have nerve compression resulting in pain or bladder/bowel dysfunction, your body will eventually form scar tissue around the new place the disc rests and the symptoms will improve. This can take 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Hello, lm from macedonia and l need a help because l really don't know how to get health l have 27 age, and l have discuss hernia l4, L5 l5-s1 pls, help?

Hello, lm from macedonia and l need a help because l really don't know how to get health  l have 27 age, and l have discuss hernia l4, L5 l5-s1 pls, help?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will L5 s1 cause hernia type groin pain?

Need doctor's help! will L5 s1 cause hernia type groin pain?

Yes, it is possible: But sensory nerves in this area originate from higher levels, so it is not very likely. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel pain after 2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Is it normal to still feel pain after  2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Not uncommon: Never the less please make appt with the surgeon to make sure that you are healing normally. Many things could have gone wrong after you went home. ...Read more

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I have bulging in l5-s1 causing major sciatica l5-l4 is almost as bad slight stnosis in my t spine and small hernias i take MS cotin 30-2/day still pa?

I have bulging in l5-s1 causing major sciatica l5-l4 is almost as bad slight stnosis in my t spine and small hernias i take MS cotin 30-2/day still pa?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief. ...Read more

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Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.

Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.

Consult: Physical therapy is important. Can Consult neurologist, pain specialist, back specialist, sports doctor, physiatrist and yes neuro or back surgeons for additional options on treatment. Alternative and complementary practitioners that are experienced in back pain can also help. Get all opinions and options available and research your surgeons before disk surgery which may be what is needed. ...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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Is it possible that a l5-s1 bulging disc be herniated over time?

Is it possible that a l5-s1 bulging disc be herniated over time?

Bulging Disc: A bulging disc= herniated disc. The real significance is the degree of herniation and whether there is any impingement on the nerves in the cauda equina of the lumbar spine (peripheral nerves). ...Read more

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Can an extruded disc fragment at L5-S1 go away without dissection?

Can an extruded disc fragment at L5-S1 go away without dissection?

Not usually: Are you symptomatic? It depends where the fragment is in relation to the herniated disc (anterior, posterior, lateral placement, and how big it is, and whether it's impinging on anything or not). Need to speak to your spine specialist about this further, as s/he did the physical exam, and has the imaging needed to answer this question more fully. ...Read more

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