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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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Can you have herniated discs in your neck?

Can you have herniated discs in your neck?

Disc herniations: Yes, we have 7 cervical vertebral discs , Usually the bottom 3 herniated more frequently . Most can be treated without surgery , but you should be fully evaluated by an me with experience treating the spine ...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