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How Can You Get Multiple Slipped Discs
Aging: By slipped discs, i assume you mean bulging and herniated discs. This is parts of the normal aging process. By age 60, approximately 90% have degenerative discs, 709% have bulging discs, and 36% have herniated discs in their lower back. So the answer, is if you live long enough, you will most likely have multiple degenerative discs. ...Read more
Find youth fountain.: If you can' t find the foutain of youth, then try to stay as young as possible by not smoking, exercise regularly, sleep well and avoid awkward and prolonged positioning with you neck and arms. Avoid heavy or repetitive lifting or pulling. Maintain a good vitamin d level. ...Read more
With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?
GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aging: Is only part of the answer because so many factors influence it already mentioned: smoking, obesity, genetics, trauma. The overriding "reason" for arthrtitic spurs is that the body senses some type of instability in the spine and is trying to stabilize the area; the other type of arthritis is degeneration of the joint from overloading forces that erode the tissue more than you can repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can tumour on the thoracic vertebrae be cured and what can we do to prevent it from being more serious?
See a specialist: You do not give enough information to answer accurately. You should see someone in your area that treats spinal tumors. The exact treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of tumor, exactly where it is in the spine, & your symptoms. Do not ignore it. Get a second opinion if you have concerns. ...Read more
Not normally: Curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, is not normally caused by manipulation. However, changing some things, like changing functional aspects of posture, can lead to a functional mild scoliosis. I would recommend seeing someone to make sure there is no other damage just to make sure. That being said, manipulation normally will not cause it and is generally safe. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check an X-Ray: At 42 years old you are likely to have some degenerative changes of the spine. If you need to confirm this a simple x-ray of the neck is the easiest way. It is generally treated initially with stretching and strengthening exercises. Maintaining good fitness, not smoking and good ergonomics will help slow progression. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...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
Can someone tell me how long will it take to get full motion back from my first multiple sclerosis attack?
Depends: There is no way of predicting this. Some people improve within a week or so and others never fully recover. Approximately 40% of patients suffering an ms relapse do not recover to their pre-relapse baseline. Disease-modifying therapies can reduce the likelihood of an ms relapse and thus may reduce risk of further disease progression and disability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common sense: Alternate ice and heat. Keep bending stooping twisting and lifting to a minimum. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories were appropriate. The worst thing you can possibly do is bend over and pick up something heavy especially if the twisting motion is involved. It is surprisingly easy to tweak your back by doing just the wrong thing at the wrong time.Building up core strength and flexibility. ...Read more
Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Sometimes it is just genetic meaning it runs in your family. It occurs in everyone to some degree with age. However, smoking accelerates this process 4x faster than normal. Exercise can help to control symptoms if they are present but since this dengeneration is a common finding, it may not be the reason for your back pain or the only one. ...Read more
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