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I have a herniated lumber disc. Worried that I have had symptoms of diarrahea and what seems to be cystitus for past 5 days.

I have a herniated lumber disc. Worried that I have had symptoms of diarrahea and what seems to be cystitus for past 5 days.

While it is difficult: To know if the bowel and bladder symptoms are related to the herniated disc, they might be. Typically lumbar nerve dysfunction which affects the bowel and bladder are motility issues: difficulty passing stool or urine. I would suspect the bowel and bladder issues are unrelated but your skilled primary care provider can help sort this out for you. Good luck with the disc! ...Read more

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I have herniated discs, lumber. I am getting worse, supposed to have surgery. When I have a bm, I get an intense pain in my back. Is this emergent?

I have herniated discs, lumber. I am getting worse, supposed to have surgery. When I have a bm, I get an intense pain in my back. Is this emergent?

Probably not: If you experience changes in your bowel and bladder function, or have numbness in your buttocks, you may need to seek care emergently, otherwise simply pain with bowel movement by itself does not make the need for herniated disc surgery emergent. ...Read more

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Will a healed herniated disc or bulging disc still show up in an mri? At times I can feel something moving in my lumber. To be specific I describe the feeling as separated movement, almost like two discs had moved either into place or out of place at the

Will a healed herniated disc or bulging disc still show up in an mri? At times I can feel something moving in my lumber. To be specific I describe the feeling as separated movement, almost like two discs had moved either into place or out of place at the

MRI: Mri is a study that evaluates the anatomy of the body. Referring do a disc, I am assuming a herniated disc. If the disc has repaired and is no longer herniated, this will show one follow-up mri. If I can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate. Dr khoury. Usradreview. Com mkhoury@usradreview. Com. ...Read more

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Will ihave symptoms of herniated discs?

Will ihave symptoms of herniated discs?

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

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Workouts for people with herniated discs advised?

Workouts for people with herniated discs advised?

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

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Which other options are there to fixing herniated discs?

Which other options are there to fixing herniated discs?

Good question: 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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Exercises for c5and C6 herniated discs?

Exercises for c5and C6 herniated discs?

Pt: Your best bet us to see a physical therapist and let them show you. ...Read more

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What surgery is done on herniated discs?

What surgery is done on herniated discs?

Herniated discs: Surgery is indicated for a herniated disc when nonoperative measures such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management have failed to eliminate the pain and there is significant limitations in daily activities. Surgery is also indicated when there is weakness and/or atrophy of the affected muscles. ...Read more

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What's the procedure for a discogram for herniated discs?

What's the procedure for a discogram for herniated discs?

Complicated: Discograms have 1 purpose only, which is to determine which disc is causing back pain. Altho radiologists try to fancy it up by discussing pressure & volume statistics, the only thing that matters is whether injection of fluid in the disc reproduces your spontaneously occurring pain. Sedative drugs should not be given immediately before or during the procedure because they blunt judgement & recall. ...Read more

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I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

I have herniated buldged& compressed discs?

Symptoms?: Sounds like you had an imaging study. Herniated bulged and compressed discs are of no significance unless you have symptoms that correlate with the noted abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to help herneated discs?

What are home remedies to help herneated discs?

Time exercise and: 90% of herniated discs get better without surgery over time. Not smoking, regular exercise, controlling your weight, and modifying your activities while experiencing your symptoms will help to control your symptoms. Avoid prolonged positioning and be aware of your body mechanics in terms of lifting and bending. Over the counter medications and a back support may help as well. ...Read more

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How painful are herniated discs?

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

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How long can you leave herniated discs untreated?

How long can you leave herniated discs untreated?

Years decades: As long as you don't have progressive weakness develop they can be left for years. And expected to improve or self resolve. ...Read more

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Low impact exercises I can do if I have lumber bulge discs?

Low impact exercises I can do if I have lumber bulge discs?

Yes as tolerated: Bulging lumbar discs are often asymptomatic and rarely a cause for concern when exercising. Low impat activites if tolerated can be done, statinary /cycling is good as well as aqua therapy/exercises and swimming. ...Read more

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I lift my baby up often. Will this make my herniated discs worse?

I lift my baby up often. Will this make my herniated discs worse?

Possibly: Lifting and bending can make the symptoms of disc herniation worse. Make skeep to keep back and abdominal muscles strong with daily stretching and strengthening to allow you to limit thenproblems that herniated discs can cause. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do and what should I avoid for a herniated C5 disc?

What exercise can I do and what should I avoid for a herniated C5 disc?

Avoid heavy lifting: What exercises one performs with a disherniated disc depends on the current symptoms and signs caused by the disc problem. Generally speaking, I limit heavy lifting, especially overhead. The high-impact nature of running and jumping can also cause problems. Light weight training, especially focused on core & lower body, plus cardio such as elliptical & stationary biking are usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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How long does it take herniated discs at c-4, c-5, c-6, c-7 take to heal?

How long does it take herniated discs at c-4, c-5, c-6, c-7 take to heal?

Varies: The majority (close to 97%) of disk herniations (ruptured or slipped disks) will improve with time. The inflammation (irritation) of the nerves subsides, and so do the symptoms. The process usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, sometimes a bit longer. Sometimes it is quicker. The body will sometimes absorb the herniation, but symptoms can get better even when this does not happen. ...Read more

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Have L-4 L-5 herniated discs. Now stuck in bent over position and can't straighten up. Lots of pain. What should I do?

Have L-4 L-5 herniated discs. Now stuck in bent over position and can't straighten up. Lots of pain. What should I do?

For now, get into a: Fetal position on your side to reduce symptoms and take some OTC meds if no contraindications. May need to see a physician and get some additional types of medication and PT referral or even a possible epidural steroid injection if symptoms don't improve but 90% of disc herniations are treated without surgery. ...Read more

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I had found out that I have 5 herniated discs a lil over a year ago and before I could get the shots in my back my insurance cut off....I still have them will it go away?

I had found out that I have 5 herniated discs a lil over a year ago and before I could get the shots in my back my insurance cut off....I still have them will it go away?

Varies: If you truly have one or multiple disc Herniations, they can and usually do heal at some point. What I have seen in my practice though, is sometimes patients are told they have multiple disc Herniations when in fact they have multiple level degenerative disc disease. This condition can get less symptomatic over time, but does not really heal. ...Read more

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