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I lift my baby up often. Will this make my herniated discs worse?

I lift my baby up often.  Will this make my herniated discs worse?

Possibly: Lifting and bending can make the symptoms of disc herniation worse. Make skeep to keep back and abdominal muscles strong with daily stretching and strengthening to allow you to limit thenproblems that herniated discs can cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have physical therapy for herniated discs but it made the pain worse?

What to do if I have physical therapy for herniated discs but it made the pain worse?

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 more

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I have herniated discs, lumber. I am getting worse, supposed to have surgery. When I have a bm, i get an intense pain in my back. Is this emergent?

Probably not: If you experience changes in your bowel and bladder function, or have numbness in your buttocks, you may need to seek care emergently, otherwise simply pain with bowel movement by itself does not make the need for herniated disc surgery emergent. ...Read more

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What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?

Tried a pain doctor?: I am guessing you have, but if not one may be able to help. A back surgeon, neurosurgeon or orthopedic, may also have something to offer. ...Read more

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my mri found 5 herniated discs and a tear in my thecal sac. Pain just keeps getting worse, and i now i shooting nerve pain, headaches and blurryness.

 my mri found 5 herniated discs and a tear in my thecal sac. Pain just keeps getting worse, and i now i shooting nerve pain, headaches and blurryness.

Spine evaluation: It sounds like you had imaging ordered by a specialist. I encourage you to follow up with a specialist in spine surgery for a full history and physical exam. Your physician will evaluate the spinal imaging you had performed and also evaluate you for conditions such as spinal stenosis and possible problems with cerebrospinal fluid circulation and your headaches and neurological symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hla-b27 negative.Worsening back pain, herniated discs &arthritis changes in back shown on 2 MRI 2 yrs apart. Could I have anklydosing spondy w/ neg. ?

Hla-b27 negative.Worsening back pain, herniated discs &arthritis changes in back shown on 2 MRI 2 yrs apart. Could I have anklydosing spondy w/ neg. ?

Ankylosing Spondylit: The majority of as patients, including 95 percent of white patients, express the hla-b27 antigen and high levels of immunoglobulin a (iga) in the blood. The onset of the disease is typically between 15 and 25 years of age. In short the answer is yes you can have it with a negative hla-b27 but this is very rare compared to discogenic pain from the back. Also, your si joints are not involved? ...Read more

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Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Sick of PT: Unfortunately, with your issues exercise is an important factor. Swimming is best as it can be low impact while keeping the joints moving. Si joints can be made numb with raiofrequency performed by a qualified pain doc and can last upto a year or more. Herniated discs too can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, esp if they are contained (the outer rim is intact). ...Read more

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How painful are herniated discs?

Varies: Pain from a herniated disc can be severe with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the back, buttocks, upper leg and lower leg. On the other end of the spectrum, there can be little or no pain to a herniated disc. Be sure to see your doctor if you are suspicious of a herniated disc. ...Read more

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