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How can you get multiple slipped discs?

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

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Does the pain from a slipped disk get worse with age?

Does the pain from a slipped disk get worse with age?

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 more

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When I get the blues it feels like I keep slipping into a black hole. Is that common?

When I get the blues it feels like I keep slipping into a black hole. Is that common?

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

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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'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?

Overweight: Key to lose weight is have negative balance, that eat lesser than what your body needs so that you can burn out the fat. That means diet, diet and diet the exercise. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can I get cured with slip disk?

Bulging disk: There are a number of treatments for a slip or herniated disc. I would suggest you see a neurologist for evaluation as depending on how severe the herniation is one can treat it with physical therapy and in some cases surgery might be indicated for removal of the disk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lower right back slipped disc and how long does it usually take to get better?

Low back pain: Lower back pain is a common occurrence. Usually improves in 4 to 6 weeks. Exercise is helpful and can help prevent recurrence. Recommend neutral spine exercises of mcgill even while hurting. Can find videos on youtube. ...Read more

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Could degenerative cervical disk diease get worse?

Yes: If you haven't been evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon - recommend that. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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