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Ia A 5mm Lumbar Bulging Disc Big
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
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
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 more
Yes: A bulging disc can be a sign of genetics, aging or trauma. They can be located anywhere along the spine although the neck or lower back are the most common areas. ...Read more
Absolutely: If you have the propensity for one, you surely do for two... ...Read more
Yes: You can have a bulging disc in one or more areas of your spine. ...Read more
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?
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?
Verify actually caus: Verify that is actually causing the symptoms. Are there specific objective neurologic findings? ...Read more
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
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?
Either of 2: See an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Is the plank safe for a bulging disc? Sometimes when I do I get little electric shocks in my lower back.
Planks are usually safe for a bulging disc. Anything that strengthens the core should be helpful. However, when you experience pain, that is your body's way of protecting you from doing damage. It is a sign that you should do something different.
A good physical therapist can guide your exercise routine appropriately. ...Read more
How effective are lower back surgeries for for bulging disc n are there any side effects. Does it limit u from doing certain things?
Be careful: Studies have shown a poor correlation between a "bulging disc" and the presence of back pain. Some would consider back surgery only in the presence of definite abnormalities of the neurological exam with leg (and not just back) symptoms. Removal of parts of the disc with fusion can be done but even if successful there can be emerging problems later at the disc sites above/below the current site. ...Read more
Hi, I’m 46, female, have chronic pain across my chest area in my back, recent mri of lower back shows bulging disc 3, 4, 5... what could be wrong?
I have a lower back injury. (bulging disc and degenerative back disease) I used to run 3 to 4 miles a day before this injury. Can I run with this?
Yes: These diagnoses are radiologist terms for images on films. Bulges no longer considered significant pathology as they once were. Bulges & degenerative disk disease not necessarily related to back pain. Many your age without back pain have same MRI findings. See osteopath for hands-on evaluation. You might have soft tissue sacroiliac joint disorder. See my chronic pain board at quora. Com (free). ...Read more
For the past weeks I've been undergoing therapy for a bulging disc including epidural injections in neck. I feel a knot in my lower back. Any idea?
You may have LS dic: Lumbar and cervical discs often appear in the same patients. Consult your spine doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, then you don't have to, but may want to see one to discuss first non-surgical options of treatment and then if they do not work, then possible surgical options. ...Read more
I have a bulging disc and degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I pulled a muscle in my lower back can that cause me to have knee pain with move?
Yes: Yes, but @ age 25 deg disc disease is rather uncommon unless other factors involved. Back pain w/ nerve 'pinching' can cause knee pain BUT a good examination / history can normally distinguish between back and related nerve pain and a primary knee problem (tendinitis, kneecap, etc.). My reccommation would be to see a board certified ORS if your symptoms persist. Best of Luck!! ...Read more
I have two bulging disc in lower back which has caused the core muscles to open therefore I have a fat tummy from under my breast what belt would help?
See below: Bulging discs do not cause your core muscles to bulge and a fat tummy. The amount of bulging is not possible to affect the abdominal contents. See a doctor who specializes in rehabilitation and they can help you strengthen those core muscles and help you get rid of that fat tummy. ...Read more
Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?
I've lower back pain which is now raidiating down my right leg to toes (tingly). X-ray & bloods clear doc thinks bulging disc. What's the tingling?
Nerve irritation: In this case, one of your nerve roots is likely irritated by the bulging disc. The disc may have a tear and release chemical signals that will irritate a nearby nerve root, or even intermittently make contact and compress the root. The resultant stray signals from the root is the tingling. No need to see doctor unless tingling gets painful or leg becomes weak/numb & interferes with function. ...Read more
Bulging disc in lower back now making legs tingly/numb but not affecting walking & no pain in legs. Also jaw sore now. See a doc again?
I have a bulging disc in my lower back causing pain from hip to knee. I had a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in my hip a week ago now lower lip keeps twitching?
Unlikely related: Cortisone shots can cause minor twitching to the area they're injected & even regional jerks depending on how much & where injected. However, I very much doubt that any shot of cortisone in your hip for pain to your knee could trigger your lower lip to twitch. I believe that's a benign finding of some sort which will resolve. Write me if you'd like: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?
Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment.
I suffer from fibromyalgia and have a bulging disk in my lower back, the pain has got so unbearable in the last 4 years that I can't take it anymore.
Lots to try: First, it sounds like you are quite distressed by your symptoms. There is hope for relief. Find a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromyalgia. Have them see if the bulging disc is responsible for any of your pain as it often is not. Treatment often requires a combination of physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Meds like cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) or Lyrica can be helpful too. ...Read more
It can: It is a safe treatment option that does help some. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Hi I've got sharp pain in lower back that comes on when moving also electoral shocks it's worse at night. Pain not alway there, is this bulging disk?
Don't know: Muscles and facet joints can cause localised pain and are the commonest causes. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more
Are steroid shots that are injected into a bulging disk, neck and lower back, an effective procedure, does it help with the pain. I am really nervous?
When I sit in a chair and try to do straight leg raises it hurts so much in my lower back? I do have a history of a bulging disk at L5 s1 help
"Doctor: It hurts...: The right and first answer when they hear that doing something hurts, is to tell the patient not to do the thing that hurts. I see no benefit of you doing straight leg raises with pain. Perhaps it is time to get back to the doctor to figure out what to do with your spine injury. ...Read more
Multiple Sclerosis in me not active. MRI shows bulging disk in neck an lower back (bulging in not out) Does it have anything to do with my walking?
Let's analyze: If you possess bulging discs in neck and back, these are NOT affecting your walking in any fashion. You claim your Multiple Sclerosis is "not active", but instead, is it Secondary Progressive? Do you have a co-morbidity of B-12 deficiency? Is your neurologist an MS focused specialist? Do you need a second opinion? If your gait is deteriorating, there are reasons, and you need answers. ...Read more
I have sharp pain in lower back that comes on sometimes with movement and sitting pluse electrical shocks in hips also cramping at night. Bulging disk?
A few causes: There could be early arthritic change in the lower back, but you might have a facet issue, or sacra-iliac problems, or merely muscular strain/sprain. A physical therapist could help instruct for a home exercise program, which would allow you control and stabilization of your symptoms. ...Read more