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How do I help relieve my leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

How do I help relieve my leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

Pain relief: Mild bed rest with elevation of lkegs behind the knees will help with stretch on the paraspinous muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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How can I help reduce leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

How can I help reduce leg pain after a herniated disk surgery?

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 more

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How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy. It has been shown to be 95% effective in relieving pain from herniated disks in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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How do I get pain relief from a herniated disk?

How do I get pain relief from a herniated disk?

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 more

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How do I get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

How do I get pain relief for a disc protrusion?

Pain management: This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my sciatica pain without surgery?

How do I reduce my sciatica pain without surgery?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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How can I deal with herniated disc pain after microdiscectomy?

Tell the surgeon: Start by discussing it with the surgeon. There are many mechanisms involved in producing local and radicular pain. ...Read more

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Still experiencing sciatic pain after lumbar surgery. What can I do?

Still experiencing sciatic pain after lumbar surgery. What can I do?

See a pain physician: For treatment options. Pain may be due to epidural scarring and more surgery may be detrimental. Your doctor will talk to you available treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain due to a herniated disc and sciatic pain?

How can I relieve pain due to a herniated disc and sciatic pain?

Several : Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disc. Can heat help relieve the pain?

I have a herniated disc.  Can heat help relieve the pain?

Yes: The pain from a herniated disc is due both to pinched nerves and to reactive muscle spasms. The heat will help relieve the muscle spasm related pain. Typically nerve pain will be more responsive to application of cold packs. Generally speaking, pain is a very subjective experience. Whether heat or cold works better for you depends on your individual sensation. ...Read more

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I've been in bed for a week with horrible sciatic pain. What can I do to help alleviate the pain & become mobile? I have 3 lumbar discs herniations.

See your doctor: At this point, i would suggest that you see your doctor to discuss other treatment options such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections or medications such as muscle relaxants of anti-inflammatory meds. Surgery can be considered if all else fails. ...Read more

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What can i do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? will ice or paracetamol help?

What can i do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? will ice or paracetamol help?

Yes: Ice or acetaminophen (paracetamol to those of you across the Atlantic) will help. Avoid heavy lifting (more than 10 or 15 lbs), and if the hernia gets stuck out (we call this "incarcerated"), go to an ER as it may need to be emergently reduced. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can be treated lumbar disc herniation and cervical else besides surgery? What can happend if i allready have pain on my leg and i don't make surgery?

Radiculopathy: Sometimes disc herniation can be treated with pain medicine and physical therapy. The concern is that unstable disc material can cause more than pain, it can cause numbness and weakness. If there is unstable anatomy causing the problem, surgery may be the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is spondylitis I am having back surgey again on jan 7 will this helpy pain in back i no it will help leg pain removing 2disc and using spacers?

What is spondylitis  I am having back surgey again on jan 7 will this helpy pain in back i no it will help leg pain removing 2disc and using spacers?

That is Arthritis of: The spine. The surgery you mentioned will help relieving the leg pain by freeing the pinched nerve and may help the back pain as well. Its important to relieve the pinched nerve otherwise the nerves will be permanently damaged. The spacers will help and probably reduce the chances of developing the facet joint arthritis or from making the arthritis worse. Good luck in your forthcoming surgery. ...Read more

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I have a spondylolysis in my lumbar spine. What can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a spondylolysis in my lumbar spine. What can I do to relieve the pain?

Depends: If it is an acute spondylolysis, a period of rest, perhaps a brace, and mild exercise may help. For a chronic case, physical therapy concentrating on core strengthening (stomach and back muscles) and aerobic fitness often work. Surgery can help if other, simpler measures do not give enough relief. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain after 2 discectomies and a back fusion?

Back fusion: Firstly make sure with the surgeon that no more surgery is required. Then please go and see a pain specialist, there are many options that hopefully will reduce your pain. It is unlikely that you will have zero pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

A herniated disk is a condition in which the gel-like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. ...Read more


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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