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How Do I Relieve The Pain Caused By A L5 Fracture With Spondylosis
Manual therapies: Osteopathic manipulative medicine (omm aka omt) combined with physical therapy, frequency specific microcurrent (find online), home exercise program prescribed by pt and good nutrition! afterward you will have to keep up with the exercise part, esp the abdominal and core strengthening. Pilates might help with the maintenance part. Also consider feldenkrais for gentle muscular/spine alignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got a friend with radiculitis sciata lumbago. It is aggreviated by the cold/ wind. Does anyone know what may help/eliminate the pain?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more
Which exercises are best to help reduce a cervical disc bulge & how often should I do them? Had pain & stiffness for 1mth rested for 3wks + traction.
Will not help: A disc bulge will not improve with exercises. ...Read more
Could you tell me what is the most effective pain relief for back ache caused by curved spine or worn discs?
RFA, PT, NSAIDs: Curved spine (scoliosis) and "worn discs" are extremely common in people that have no pain at all, so both of those things aren't necessarily the causes of pain. Both though, can cause pain by putting pressure on the joints in the back. A thorough evaluation by a spine specialist should be able to tell you what is causing the pain (the joints, the discs, the muscles/ligaments, etc). ...Read more
Winged scapula...: ...Does not cause pain, the injury to the muscle that "un-wings" the scapula is probably what's hurting you. As with any injury, rest, pt, and analgesics should do the trick. ...Read more
Cervical spinal stenosis how to lessen pain and what pain meds work best had trouble with physical therapy because back is in spasm pain was unreal ?
See below: • pain medication. • chiropractic manipulation. • epidural injections. An epidural injection into the spine delivers steroids that can provide low back pain relief by decreasing inflammation in the painful area. • tens units. These devices deliver mild electrical stimulation that overrides the painful signals sent to the lower back. • ultrasound. • massage. ...Read more
How can I know whether the pain I have is from muscles spams caused by scoliosis or from melanoma?
What can I do to deal with the pain caused by degenerative arthrosis (aka. Degenerative osteoarthritis)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long should an nsaid be taken to treat chronic backpain? I have a degenerative L4 and herniated l5. Have already done several rounds of physical therapy. The orthopedic surgeon does not recommend back surgery at this time simple because of my age 29.
Depends: The nature of your back pain would help determine the type of medication you should try. If your herniated disc is impinging on the nerve and you are having electric, burning, shooting "nerve" pain then you should try an neuropathic agent like gabapentin/lyrica. If is due joint issues related to the degeneration- nsaids are a good choice. Try naproxen. See an interventional pain physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have l1s1 disc degeneration a bulging disc also arthritis in my spine. What kind of things can I do to relieve the pain with out becoming dependant?
Better than could be: Your are not having an extruded disk, pressing on a nerve. As far the the disc bulge, normal finding for nearly 100% of sixty years olds, most of whom have no back pain. (i know your 30.) do not smoke-it hastens djd. Try gravity inversion tables and strengthen your core muscles. If overweight, lose the weight. All these are simple measures that can help your back! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a radiating pain combined with numbness/tingling from hip to ankle caused by exercise. Will this improve or do I need medical atttention?
Sciatica: Sounds like you may have a nerve impingement in your lumbar spine region. Anti-inflammatories, stretching your hamstrings and lower back may alleviate your symptoms. Decrease impact activity too. If this doesn't help, or symptoms worsen, see an orthopedist or spine/pain management specialist. You might need an epidural. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is L5 fractured verabre along with 2 herniated disc have to take a veryo g drive-1200 miles a tithing i can do to make it less painf?
Many variables: Low lumbar fractures rarely require surgery if traumatic. If from osteoporosis, not serious but likely going to be painful. As healing progresses past 3 months, 70% will be healed. Discs don't do well with sitting, so sciatica could also be an issue. Take breaks, some nsaids salonpas hot. Consider seeing doc for steroids before trip. Epidural could be preventative. Dosepak on hand as backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think that pain management can help the headache problem if infact it's caused by bad cervical stenosis (injections)?
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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