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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
Not necessarily: Initial treatment for slipped disk is short period of rest with medications for the pain, followed by physical therapy. Most people recover and return to their normal activities. More severe pain may require intraspinal steroid injections. Symptoms of disk herniation or protrusion may burn out with time. Lot of variables including degree of nerve compression, type of herniation.Surgery sometimes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, very: When people feel depressed they often feel compressed, as if trapped in a small space or black hole. The opposite experience occurs when someone feels especially good. Mental health experts use the terms "expansive" and "elevated" when describing exceptionally positive moods. ...Read more
I'm a 34 yr old female. height is 5ft 6 and weigh 180 lbs. have 5 slipped discs and awaiting prolapse surgery. how to get weight down?
I am a former anorexic. I weigh 160. I'm not happy with my weight. I have days where i gorge myself on food and then days when i don't eat at all. At what point do I get help? I'm scared I am slipping back into anorexia?
Anorexia: Don't be scared, be determined to get help. Anorexia and bulimia are serious disorders and should not be taken lightly. Get thee to a good psychologist and it may also be useful to consult with a nutritionist and a physician. In any case, don't waste time with fear. Fix the problem, don't fear it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that a slipped cervical disc is more prone to slip again? Will it ever get back to normal? How to avoid this from happening again?
No it is not with : The risk of this occurring again over your life at a 5% rate. ...Read more
Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more
I was proposed to get an intradiscal injection of ozone, in order to reduce the volume of the disc. Is it a better alternative than microdiscectomy?
Well...: This is a relatively new thing and most people don't use it. I personally do not. Not much good literature out there to support it but that doesnt mean it wont work. However, microdiscectomy is a time tested procedure and directly targets the problem and gives the surgeon visual confirmation of adequate decompression. Good luck! please do more research about the ozone procedure before signing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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