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Herniated Discs Pain In Testicles
Can herniated discs cause testicle pain? I have three herniated disks l-2 l-3, l-4 l-5, and l-5 s-1.
Yes, but get seen. : Disc herniations have been known to cause chronic testicular pain, called orchalgia. If you are experiencing testicular pain, be sure to get evaluated. There are many causes, and it is important not to simply attribute it to your lower back issues but workup any cause that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
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Possible: The nerve supply of the testicle is such that herniation of an upper lumbar disc could theoretically lead to referred pain into the testicle. The making of such a diagnosis would require careful history taking and physical examination by a skillful clinician. There are several other possibilities that need to be taken into consideration. ...Read more
Sometimes: L5-s1 disc herniation can cause pain that radiates into the buttock, groin, back of the thigh, back of the leg, and into the foot. The groin pain can sometimes cause testicular pain. Other causes of testicular pain include testicular torsion, tumors, hernias, hip disease, etc. ...Read more
Varies: Pain from a herniated disc can be severe with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the back, buttocks, upper leg and lower leg. On the other end of the spectrum, there can be little or no pain to a herniated disc. Be sure to see your doctor if you are suspicious of a herniated disc. ...Read more
It should not: Paying attention to proper body mechanics, and avoiding very extreme positions will minimize low back issues. But normal active sexual activities should not have any effect on l5-s1 herniated disc. ...Read more
Be cautious: If you do indeed have a ruptured disc, things could get worse if a chiropractor were to institute high velocity, high amplitude manipulative therapy. Many chiropractors would avoid this approach, but many would NOT. Risk of complications can ensue. See your doctor, have a spine surgeon evaluate you, and if you are still intent on chiropractic, get 2 opinions regarding how they propose to treat. ...Read more
Herniated disc : If physical therapy for the herniated disc makes the pain worse than stop it. Ask your physician for another nonoperative measure such as a cortisone shot with a pain management physician. If you exhaust all the nonoperative measures and the pain is limiting you in your daily activities then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more
What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.
If you have ai scoliosis, does that in any way make you more prone to osteoarthritis, or herniated discs?
Diagnosed herniated discs and doctors scared to prescribe narcotics. Looking for safe legal insurance scrip?
Not on Health Tap: Health Tap is not the place for you either. Unfortunately, Narcotics are not Rx'd over the computer, nor should they be. You need to see a good back Dr. or pain specialist and get treated properly, diagnosed and provided with options that can help, including injections, Physical therapy, and medication management that will be deemed appropriate by the treating Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
For a 19-year old who received herniated discs from rugby, is it possible to return to playing without surgery?
Yes: Depending on the extent and severity of a herniated disc problem, there is always a possibility of a patient returning to their normal level of function while being treated conservatively (without surgical intervention). All the best! ...Read more
I have herniated discs in my middle back. Can it make you feel like there is tightness in your chest from the pressure?
What to do if I have herniated discs in neck and middle back. Had epidural injection yesterday in neck and wondering if any?
I have an old back injury, 2 herniated discs in my lower back. Would I benefit from using a rowing machine, or would it aggravate my back?
Yes but: Do it with comfort as long as you do not have pain that will fine. Good luck. ...Read more
Dr told me today that I have herniated discs in my neck but I can barely move and have severe pain. Any advice what to do? Dr said rest is all?
Ask for a referral: Depends on what specialty the doctor is who gave that advice and what your imaging shows as to who they would refer you to see. Usually, disc herniations in the neck can be treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's or steroids), pain medication, interventional pain management (shots), physical therapy, chiropractic care, and if all else fails surgical decompression. ...Read more
My fiancé has 2 herniated discs in his back, he is only 22 yrs old. He suffers from 24hr pain, what can be done? He also works very physical job
This is sad: Very physical occupations often can aggravate a familial tendency towards disc disease, especially those involving vibration or heavy lifting. Rather than getting on pain killers that can be addictive, if he has been checked by a physician who has diagnosed the disc disease and checked for nerve damage, he should see a physiatrist to find another way to deal with the pain. Any other jobs poss? ...Read more
I slipped & fell. Can that aggravate my lumbar herniated discs? I was feeling real good but now I have pain. Will fall take me step back on rehab?
Yes it can: don't worry--have it looked at by your dr.may also be muscular.should not interfere with rehab but see a dr. ...Read more
I have been feeling bugs crawling on me at night, but there are none. I looked up formication and I have 3 herniated discs. Should I go to a doctor?
What could be the cause of swelling above my left hip. About a year ago I had surgery due to herniated discs on my left side? Could that be a factor?
Varies: There are many potential causes and a good exam can go a long way in determining the cause. Having a disc surgery would usually not cause swelling above the hip. Some patients can get a bursitis and this can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness above the hip and there are some good options for that if that is the case. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Have herniated discs L-4&L-5, also DDD. I've not been able to straighten out to an upright position going on day 2 now. Doctor suggested shot in back.
Its worth a trt!:
The injection your Doctor is talking about is cortisone which will either be placed in the facets(joints) in your spine (where the DDD is!) or in a space which surrounds the nerves pinched by your discs (Epidural or "ESI" injection) This may be done in one or several sessions
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33 YO w/herniated discs. Can I grow taller by seeing chiropractor? Know you feel taller by improving posture but can he make me permanently grow 3 inch
Growth complete: At 33, your growth is complete. Spinal manipulation will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
I was in car accident 1.5 yrsago. I had MRI and found multiple herniated discs worse was 5mm. Just had another MRI and found disc is now 8mm what hpn?
Normal: Normal disease progression or different slice that showed a true extent of disease or measurement error between observers. ...Read more
I have several herniated discs spinal stenios also faucet disease I have had 12 spinal injections and severe chronic back pain for years is meds onl?
Referral: Maybe a good time to get a referral to a local spine surgeon to go over information. If you have exhausted all conservative treatments. ...Read more
I recently found out I have two herniated discs in my lower back. I also found out I have bursitis in my right shoulder. What should I do for the pain?
Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more
If chiropractor heals herniated discs-cervical is disc height restored, adding a significant amount of height to an adult or does it not impact height?
Disc height: Remember that discs are flexible and not rigid, therefore reducing or restoring a disc herniation does not affect your height. It is somewhat questionable whether a chiropractor can "restore a herniated disc". Finally, we have 7 discs in our necks so the amount of height determined by one disc space is small ...Read more
I have 2 herniated discs. Between L-4/L-5 and L-5/S-1. I am scheduled for an Epidural Steroid Injection. Will I be getting 2 injections or just 1?
One: This is usually handled by a single injection. If the injection does not work see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Not all the time: About 20% of adult population will have a disc herniation on a study & not have symptoms. Sometimes symptoms are minor &no testing is done or if more severe, they are better before any evaluation is done. 90% of symptomatic disc herniations get better with just time independent of any specific treatment. Symptoms range from back or neck pain with/without extremity pain or just arm/leg pain. ...Read more
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
Depends on the amount of herniation.
Small contained herniation may change with time/remodel.
1. Conservative treatment include:physical therapy, steroid oral/injection, chiropracters, alternative medical care
2. Open surgery: discectomy, percutaneous discectomy, annuloplasty etc. ...Read more
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