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How Can I Help Withdrawal Symptoms With A Herniated Disk
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
Tell the surgeon: Start by discussing it with the surgeon. There are many mechanisms involved in producing local and radicular pain. ...Read more
Never give up : None of us have perfect bodies..Herniated discs move. You will have tough days buth there are others would be less. Fish oil, collagen, vitamin d move free, exercise exercise and exercise. If you do not do yoga or exercise, then do not complain! Cymbalta (duloxetine) and old antidepressants Elavil and Doxepin are helpful to some extent. Bottom line is never give up and there is always a better tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help: Seek professional help. Various medications can help with withdrawal. What i don't know is he addicted to them or has he been on them for pain and now trying to get off of them but has physical dependence. The treatment will potentially be different. People with just physical dependence may be able to slowly wean off, this does not work for addiction. Bottom line, there is good professional help. ...Read more
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: • pain medication. • chiropractic manipulation. • epidural injections. An epidural injection into the spine delivers steroids that can provide low back pain relief by decreasing inflammation in the painful area. • tens units. These devices deliver mild electrical stimulation that overrides the painful signals sent to the lower back. • ultrasound. • massage. ...Read more
Many: As long as there is no neurological damage (numbness or weakness or bowel/bladder dysfunction), then you can start with daily stretching and core strengthening exercises. Pt or chiropractic care can help. Cortisone injections are popular. Surgery if all else fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have herniated. Disk tried the epidural shoot can't have surgery need a doctor who can help with my pain how do I find one?
Three options: There are three treatments for herniated disks that lead to sciatica. Physical treatments (pt, chirpractic, traction) medical treatment (nsaids, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and steroids) and surgical treatment. Generally we use the first options before considering surgery. Bets to find a local neurosurgeon to review your case and your remaining options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It should on it's ..: This should do it on own if you!re non smoker & your leg pain was predominant pain. Occasionlly, the nerve can still remain irritated from it's prior compression &/or manipulation during surgery. Anti inflammatory meds or meds like neurontin, Elavil or Cymbalta (duloxetine) may help as well. If the pain is persisting, you may need a contrast MRI to see if there is a retained disc fragment or recurrent one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Neurologists can help with some sleep probs, like restless leg syndrome for ex, but the answer to your questions depends on the underlying cause. Although meds can be used to treat sleep & fatigue probs, it'd be better to first work on good sleep hygiene for ex. Or if your fatigue comes from anemia, tx should be aimed at that. If it comes from depression, tx aims at that, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a chiropractor help alleviate my degenerative disc disease symptoms? Would it be beneficial for me to choose to treat my degenerative disc disease through a chiropractor?
Back : Back pain and degenerative disk disease is a complicated disease. There are many treatments for this problem including rest, physical therapy, chiropractor, weight loss, medications, steroid injections, back disk or fusion surgery, spinal cord stimulation and pain pumps. Some treatments work for some people but not for others. I always recommend starting with the least dangerous and invasive treatments first such as physical therapy and chiropractor. If chiropractor does not work for you then you should see a spine pain specialist or spine surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a slipped disk and spinal stenosis. They want me to have surgery. What does this consist of?
Ask Surgeon.: Always best to run these questions by your operating surgeon. He/she will know exactly what is planned; keep in mind, that different surgeons may do things differently. Also best to be well-informed about the potential risk/complications associated with the planned procedure. Educate yourself about success rates and make sure you have enough help during your recovery period. Best wishes. ...Read more
Treating back pain: Herniated disk can be painful. To help with this physical therapy and pain medication but since it is chronic i would suggest acupuncture, feldenkrais therapy and improving your core strength. If it gets worse, they may recommend epidural injections and evaluation by a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distraction: All chronic disease, pain and depression is always better if you are not focused on it. Helping others in need is a great way to put yourself in perspective and more importantly distract you from your own pain. Be sure to find something to do that you can engage safely in and not put yourself or someone else at risk becasue you may be distracted by your own pain or disability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have herniated disc l5-s1, getting epidural steroid injections. Will it help with weakness and numbness or does it only help pain?
Hard to say: once inflammation is removed, then if your weakness and numbness improve it will help. typically though weakness suggests significant compression on the nerve and that may take time to return. Numbness also in my experience is the last thing to improve from nerve injuries or compression. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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