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Inflamed Disk Lower Back
I have inflamed disks in my lower back and was in a car crash 4 months ago the pain started about 2 months ago, could the car accident be the reason?
Hard to say: Generally expect an acute injury to cause acute pain....Not pain that shows up 2 months later. Nonetheless in a completely healthy with no prior health issues, one would have to take the presence of new complaints as something more than circumstantial or incidental. ...Read more
Slipped disc?: Depends on wether your MRI results indicate a protruding disc or a herniated disc, and whether or not the involved disc material is encroaching on any nerves or you spinal cord. If you do not have a surgical lesion, then your treatment options are multiple, including but not limited to physical therapy, spinal manipulation, lumbar traction, weight reduction if applicable. Your dr. Should advise u. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I still go walking for exercise with a bugling disk in my lower back, it doesn't hurt. Jogging really hurts?
Yes: Don't overdo it. Listen to u'r body. Mild stretching. Soft lumbar back support also beneficial which u can get at most pharmacies. Ice after the walk is also beneficial. ...Read more
I have been told that the disk in my lower back are worn down. What does that mean? I have had microdisectomy on L4 and L5 already. Thanks.
DJD L/S Spine: I guess that by "worn out" they mean there's small area or space between your vertebral bodies which means there is a degenerative or arthritic disease producing lack of flexibility and even possibly pain. ...Read more
What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?
strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things worse but stretching and strengthening exercises with a person who knows what they are doing, will help a lot. ...Read more
Feeling lots of pain in lower back, MRI came back with basically a destroyed disk, what should I do?
Exercise : Need to be more proactive in terms of daily exercise program in terms of flexibility & cardio along with core strengthening while limiting prolonged sitting which generates 4 times body weight across the discs of the lower back. If a smoker stop and if overweight, lose some pounds. You can try otc meds if no medical reasons not to. Discs wear out naturally with age but you can stay in shape! ...Read more
I have chronic coughing and it does bother me as it hurts my back when I cough, due to having a herniated disk in lower back. ?
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