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How Do I Know If Lower Back Pain Is Associated With Possible Degenerative Disc
Difficult sometimes: Disc degeneration is so common that it often difficult to determine if a particular disc is causeing symptoms. There are many people walking around with disc degeneration who have no low back pain at all. Mri findings correlate poorly to symptoms in many cases. Some doctors will do an injection of the disc (discogram) to see if it is painful but this is a very controversial test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease with spurs in my back and neck. Do you think i'll be in much pain the older I get?
Definitely: Discectomy is very successful for the treatment of sciatic pain (shooting pain in leg past the knee) caused by disk herniation. Failure of nonsurgical management or persistent/severe pain even in the short-term are some reasons to proceed. Studies show that although long-term outcomes are similar, surgery resolves pain much more quickly than nonsurgical allowing quicker return to function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does pcs cause back pain? I have been diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome but i don't understand how that can be the cause of my recurrent back pain that is similar to (but not exactly) sciatica and sacral iliitis. Can you explain what's going
See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica or sacra-iliac in origin. Pelvic congestion syndrome can mimic sciatica occasionally but it is typically a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning everything else has been ruled out first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need upper back pain relief, no doctor has been able to tell me if this is the cause but I do have 4 bulging disc in the neck and kyphosis could it b?
Doubt cervical disks: If the cervical disks are not causing a radiating pain, numbness, tingling or weakness, they may not be the cause of upper back pain. Congenital kyphosis is more likely. Physical therapy and a trans cutaneous nerve stimulator might be of help. Imaging of the thoracic spine may shed further light on the problem. ...Read more
What does myleomalcia feel like? I do have cervical stenosis . Everyday I am in chronic pain. Does this cause death or will it progress?
A person might have separate mechanical leg and back pain-how do you know if it is herniated disc related?
See a doctor: A eval by orthopod or pc can help sort it out. ...Read more
I have Degenerative disc disease with two bulging docs in my neck C4 c5. Will it get worse. What can I do to keep it from getting worse.? Help pain?
Degenerative Discs: All of our tissues undergo degenerative changes as we age and this discs between our vertebrae are no exception. I wonder why we refer to degenerative discs as a "disease". We don't refer to wrinkles on our face as "degenerative skin disease" or grey hair as "degenerative hair disease". That said, degenerative discs can be a source of pain. If an anti-inflammatory doesn't resolve it see your dr ...Read more
I have a herniated disc, and it often comes with lower back pain. I do not feel shooting pain. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
Stretch: There are many causes of low back pain and a herniated disc is one cause.. Usually acute back or hip pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with anti-inflammatories, gentle streching, and use of heat/ice. If your pain does not improve or gets worse you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it checked: Disc problems need to checked for two reasons... extent of problem so the treatment modality can be ascertained. Secondly for any other issues complicating the disc problems. You need to see the neurosurgeon and they may ask for the MRI to answer the two above questions. Good luck... ...Read more
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
If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?
Exercise & NSAIDs: I wish that we could provide you with a magical cure, but presently you will have to work for your pain relief. Staying mobile is the key. Staying as active as possible will help. Specially, i would recommend that you see a physical therapist. Also try yoga, but with a knowledgable instructor, starting as a beginner. Also try pilates. The use of otc nsaids should be your 1st choice of medication. ...Read more
I have kyphosis, i think the curve is 40%. Is it possible make my spine straight? If yes, what are the methods? I have no back pain or discomfort.
If you cannot feel osteoporosis in the spine, what else could it be? I have pain in my neck, and spine, and I have severe osteoporosis?
I have 2 bulgin disc an scoliosis. The doc said i can't have the injections for pain cause of how bad my back is, i really don't no what to do. Help!
Muscle conditioning: Steroid injections would not help - unless you have nerve inflammation/compression. Most important for scoliosis in a young patient is to maintain your para-spinal muscle health and strength. Isometric - push and hold - exercises (swimming, stationary bike, yoga, rowing machine) and weight control are important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have back pain associated with it and so pain + intraosseus hemengioma. isn't that something caused for concern?
Interesting Question: Intraosseous Hemangioma are found many times in the spine. The likelihood they are causing pain is very unlikely however there are some documented cases of this in both Europe and USA. Usually these are treated with vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty where bone cement is added to the bone. This is quite extreme and many times insurance does not cover this treatment if its not cancer related. ...Read more
Had back fusion l5s1 in 2009. Have chronic pain. What can I do to get better? Pain is horrible still.
MRI: If your pain is very severe, it is important to repeat spine imaging, such as mri, to fully determine the spine and nerves. There could be a problem at the level above your prior surgical repair, or perhaps something related directly to the prior repair itself. An exam by your physician is also important to detect nerve compromise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disc : If physical therapy for the herniated disc makes the pain worse then stop it. Ask your physician for another nonoperative measure such as a cortisone shot with a pain management physician. If you exhaust all the nonoperative measures and the pain is limiting you in your daily activities then surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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