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If i get a herniated disc will the pain come and go or is that a pinched nerve that does that?

If i get a herniated disc will the pain come and go or is that a pinched nerve that does that?

May be : Pain may come and go at the beginning, but if not taken care of gradually if may get worse and pain becomes permanent .Consult your doctor to discuss conservative preventive care, to avoid progression ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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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Can you get a epidural when your in labour if you have a herniated disc?

Can you get a epidural  when your in labour if you have a herniated disc?

Yes you can: You can get epidural anesthesia with a herniated disc. From the spine standpoint, a herniated disc does not contraindicate epidural anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a herniated disc back in place? I have a large herniated disc in the L4/L5 region.

What are the most effective ways to get a herniated disc back in place? I have a large herniated disc in the L4/L5 region.

Herniated disc: Not too much to get it back into place - given that it is a large one. But you do things to make it less symptomatic - PT, core strengthening, injections, medication, Stem Cell/PRP disc injections. ...Read more

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I have 4 herniated disc in my cervical vertebrea, at 70 do I get surgery orlive in pain.?

Non-surgical Rx: Surgery or pain are not the only options. There are non-surgical treatments for herniated disc and a doctor should be able to provide pain relief while you explore non-surgical options or minimally invasive surgical option with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does my herniated disc get worse while im on my period?

Does my herniated disc get worse while im on my period?

NO: however, menstrual cramping can conversely cause lower back and pelvic pain. You can try using Aleve (naproxen) or Advil if not allergic to these medicines. ...Read more

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I am trying to recover from a herniated disc in low back. I am riding my bike but after a few minutes i get a stabbing pain should I stop riding?

I am trying to recover from a herniated disc in low back. I am riding my bike but after a few minutes i get a stabbing pain should I stop riding?

Avoid spinal felxion: The flexed position you assume while riding a bicycle can increase pressure on a herniated disc, causing pain and possibly more damage. Walking or swimming are usually better for disc herniations. ...Read more

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I just found out I have sciatica and herniated disc, but I want to get pregnant. Is it possible?

I just found out I have sciatica and herniated disc, but I want to get pregnant. Is it possible?

Yes its possible: You need to discuss with your OB/Gyn on how to deal with the sciatica while your are pregnant. If you can I would get the sciatica under control first before getting pregnant as the rigors on the body will be better tolerated. ...Read more

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I've got a herniated disc, emergency surgery due to footdrop. Will i get better?

Foot drop: From a severe herniated disc shows nerve damage, either in your spinal canal or in the roots exciting your canal. It depends how long this compression as there and the extent of the nerve damage whether or not this will come back. If caught early enough, it is possible some strength will return, but it can take up to a year to get to maximal return. Often though, it can be permanent. ...Read more

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I had surgery on l1-s5 herniated disc, now reherniated it. Is a fusion bad to get?

Fusion: There are a lot of things that going into determining if you need a fusion. Ideally, you would like to avoid a fusion if possible. Just having a disc hernia toon in and of itself doesn't mean you need a fusion. ...Read more

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