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Ia A 5mm Lumbar Bulging Disc Big
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
Maybe: Some chiropractors use a machine to apply traction to the spine and they call this "decompressioin." the scientific data is not robust so far and i dont believe any insurance companies cover the treatment which can be expensive. Some patients swear that it was helpful while others not so... "caveat emptor". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are similar: Usually a bulging disc refers to a disc that is starting to break down. Like an old tire, part of the disc weakens and begins to protrude into the spinal canal. A herniated disc is one that has popped and the contents of the disc rupture into the canal. Sometimes they are used interchangeably since they are similar. ...Read more
Same: They both refer to the same thing. Sometimes people refer to a disc bulge as a small herniation. ...Read more
Symptom Vs Cause: A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Synonyms: The terms bulging disk, slipped disk, herniated disk are roughly the same idea that they disc has moved out of place where it should be and possibly compressing nerve or spinal cord. Typically though herniated disk signifies a slight increase in severity of pathology over a bulging disc. It gets a little more specific if terms like disc protrusion and disc extrusion come into the mix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MODEST BENEFIT?: The more we learn, acupuncture seems useful for pain control, if done with expertise, but would not modify the anatomy of the pain generator. A bulged disc is unlikely to be the cause of spinal pain, and spinal stenosis may also be mostly asymptomatic initially. Best approach is to acquire a clear diagnosis and treat both cause and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Herniated cervical disc n bulged lumbar disc. Is chiropractor treatment or physiotherapy better? Is traction n spinal manipulation the same?
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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Herniated Disk: The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. It may also be called a slipped or ruptured disc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?
MRI cervical spine showed 2 central disc herniations, a bulge, 2 uncovertebral joint hypertophy into thecal sac. How long until i heal, i am doing PT.
Can take 1- 2 years: MRI's of the cervical spine show the current state of the the spinal elements as they change over time.Several of those changes such as uncovertebral joint hypertrophy are a response to gravity and changes in the disc.The disc herniations will do their best to heal slowly over time, however they are due to aging and degeneration with water loss.In the meantime continue PT and regular f/u w/your MD ...Read more
Bone spurs in my neck, a couple bulging discs and mild spinal stenosis in my lumbar. Could this cause a pinched nerve?
MRI: L3/L4-disc bulging abuts thecal sac, superimposed facet degenerative changes, loss disc height. Could my L4-S1 fusion have made worse?
There is a condition: known as adjacent segment disease in which a fusion may lead to altered spine mechanics and place increased load on the next adjacent spine segment but there may also be a genetic basis for this -it may also be due to smoking as well as to being obese . May need to also focus on core strength ending exercises but talk to your surgeon too ...Read more
MRI results for spinal lumbar.Is it common to have mild/moderate facet osteoarthritis?small posterior disc protrusion mild loss of disc height?im 30!!
Review with doctor: You are 30 and female. You have findings on your MRI. You want to know if they are common. The best advice is to review with your doctor. First discuss why the MRI was ordered. It is uncommon to order an MRI for a healthy 30 year old female. Then review what was found and if this follows the clinical findings. A test supports the history that you provide. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I do curl ups to improve core body strength if i hav degenrative disc or bulging disc in the lumbar region?
Absolutely can BUT--: Though you are young for this sort of problem the answer is still true no matter your age...Exercises abound for people with your types of arthritic problems and you should do them with gusto and not avoid them. But it may be advisable to work with someone who's experienced such as a therapist or trainer to be sure you are doing things the right way. Try aquatic therapy as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Why is my lumbar disc pain so much worse in the morning and how long before this stops with the exercises, How does a bulging disc become normal again?
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to bulging disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
OK with Technique: Exercis is always good even with slight injury to help heal faster, however you must take caution with the use of proper technique. Prolonged extension and flexion of the spine can make things worse. Use the rule of thumb if it hurts afterwards don't do that again until you are feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body hurts constantly. Bulging disc in neck,lumbar hypertrophic disease,beginnings of spinal stenosis.How to ease pain without narcotics?
Physical therapy, ice, Arnica.: physical therapy exercises, including stretching exercises, may be very helpful. Ice applications to the area may decrease pain as well. Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory that may also give you some relief. Acupuncture, massage, meditation our other conservative approaches that may help you. Spine injections can also be an option. ...Read more
I have a bulging disc and lumbar spinal stenosis. I have a bad lower back tattoo that needs to be covered. Can getting it cause any damage?
I have a lower back bulging disc around L5.
Been treated with epidural lumbar injection 3 times, no real improvements so far, they want to try the lumbar facet injection, would it work better? Isn't that just for the facet joints? What differs?
Had MRI after lumbar puncture due to pain. No leak/hematoma. Bulging disc, tears, cysts. No pain/symptoms before puncture, did it cause/irritate this?
Help me I have herniated and bulging disc lumbar area sciatica but i don't know why i got severe neck and mid back pain hurts when i breath and cough?
Cervical spine disc: Many people that have lumbar disease, also have similar finding in the neck which can lead to pain and sensory symptoms in the arms similar to the sciatica you have in your leg. Speak to your md about it and see about getting the neck evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had lumbar spine surgery 4yrs ago.... L4 L5 S1 and now after the surgery I have a bulging disc directly on the nerve. What can I do for pain?
I have an MRI from a year ago showing a bulging disk in my lumbar spine as well as signs of a spinal hemangiomas. Prior to the MRI, I experienced 4 years of Chronic Pain that no one could figure out the cause of. I am still in pain on a daily basis and it
I have back problems . I have 2 hurniated disc between shoulder area and 2 bulging disc in my lower back.
Is it ok that i feel uncomfortable especially while im sitting and feeling something dislocated on my left lower back in a recent minor bulging disc?
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