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Herniated Disc Protrusion Vs Extrusion
What is the difference between a herniated disc a disc protrusion and disc extrusion. And which is most serious if the three ?
Big difference: Disc Protrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc herniation is less than the distance between the edges of the base. Disc Extrusion is when the distance between the edges of the disc material is greater than the distance at the base. Disc herniation may vary in severity from case to case. ...Read more
I have herniated.disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?
I have herniated. Disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?
Not the same Job: There is correlation that if you have been off work for greater than 6 months from low back pain issues, you will likely never return to that same job again. I would suggest you consider a job change or get vocational rehab involved to discuss your options or need for new training for a job. When one door closes another opens up. Never give up! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hemangioma within L1 lateral protrusion concentreic disc bulging sever right and moderate left nf stenosis.Now have another herniated disk above fusio?
Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially i only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks i developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.
What does t6-7 4mm post disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild impression upon the cord at and the midline mean & serious?
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
T6-7 a 4mm posterior disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild imp on cord and midline?
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Idiagnosed with central cervical canal stenosis and far lateral disc protrusion and a disc extrusion indenting cord. How serious is this. Arm pain ?
Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion L5-S1 w/caudal extrusion. Severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem
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
I think i may have degenerate disc disease or a herniated disk how soon should I go in i can barely move and it has been a few years last few weeks ar?
Anytime, but : You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure you have adequate sleep and good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for lower back pain. You may require additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. ...Read more
35yo female just diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, herniated disk & retrolisthesis all L5 S1. Avid runner. Will I be able to run again?
Impossible to answer: Ask the doctors who are treating you. Someone who has never examined you cannot help answer that question. ...Read more
I have RA as well as 2 herniated discs lumbar, 1 cervical herniated disk, spinal stenosis, OA. What is the best medication for pain mgmt w/o tiredness?
Ask your DR: Information and advice for your question is best to come from your DR who has all your medical history and the latest exam findings ...Read more
Herniated disk on L5 and have dull achy pain on legs especially knees. MRI showed nerve not pinched but touching disc. Have done physical therapy ?
Depends: Sometimes they are not the cause of a pain as they can be found in people who have no spine problems. For those that it does, most just get better with time. Additional help can be through: activity modification, guided exercise , medication, epidural steroid injections, and if all fails, surgery. Being a smoker, obese and not an exerciser but you at a higher risk of failing treatment. ...Read more
Time & exercise: A herniated disc does not necessary require treatment. If there is associated nerve root compression/irritation then treatment may be required. Understand that 90% of pain associated with nerve root irritation will resolve with time. Otc prescription nsaids, oral steroids, heat/cold and stretching exercises will help resolve the acute pain. If not then epidural steroids may be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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