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Does a minor slipped disc goes to its normal place over time?

Does a minor slipped disc goes to its normal place over time?

Sometimes: Unsure of how " minor" your disc problem is; but if the soft portion of the disc has not ruptured through the tough, outer part (the annulus)then you have a good chance of it resolving w/ time. Especially if you are not overweight and not involved in activities which stress the disc repeatedly. See your ors. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Slipped Disc (Definition)

The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape ...Read more


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How does a doc go about fixing a slipped disc?

How does a doc go about fixing a slipped disc?

Usually no surgery: 90% of disc herniations get better with no surgery. In the 10% that need surgery, it is usually an out patient or same day procedure. Most times, activity modification, exercise, medication and occasionally epidural steroid injections are needed.. ...Read more

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How can I cure a slipped disc without surgery?

How can I cure a slipped disc without surgery?

Rehabilitation: In my opinion, surgery for a ruptured disc in the spinal canal, should be reserved for significant reasons, as progressive weakness, numbness, pain, with/without bladder issues, or any threat/ damage to the spinal cord. Many pts will respond to physical therapy, exercise, steroid injections, and other rehab steps. A european MRI study showed many discs will dessicate and shrink over 9-10 months. ...Read more

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How can I treat a slipped disc without surgery?

Common sense: Alternate ice and heat. Keep bending stooping twisting and lifting to a minimum. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories were appropriate. The worst thing you can possibly do is bend over and pick up something heavy especially if the twisting motion is involved. It is surprisingly easy to tweak your back by doing just the wrong thing at the wrong time. Building up core strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a slipped disc in my lower back?

Lumbar disk: Most disk herniations (slipped disk) will heal without surgery. Unfortunately healing can take up to 2 years. Weight control and core strengthening are the mainstay of treatment. Steroid injections for associated leg pain (sciatica) may be indicated. Surgery for persistent leg pain or leg weakness will decrease healing time. Back pain symptoms are common, but don't respond as well to surgery. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me some info about surgery to a slipped disc?

Can anyone give me some info about surgery to a slipped disc?

Nyspine. Com: Most herniated discs this will get better eithin six-eight weeks. If you have undergone conservative treatment within that time, but continued to have pain than surgery maybe warranted. There're minimally invasive surgeries for the cervical and lumbar spine that patients can get excellent results. ...Read more

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I have a herniated slipped disc, so do I have to stop working?

I have a herniated slipped disc, so do I have to stop working?

Not necessarily: Slipped/herniated discs are quite common and many people function normally. Unfortunately, some experience debilitating pain which cannot be adequately treated etc. And thus not able to work. If your job is relative light and you don't have much problem with pain, no reason to stop working. Make sure you keep your back strong/healthy--regular strengtehing exercise.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Not really: A disc herniation itself won't cause the back to look deformed. However, if you have a back muscle spasm, due to pain, it can cause you to have a posture that makes your back appear deformed. ...Read more

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Does a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

No: A sipped or herniated disc doesn't make the body look any different unless the patient finds the pain to be less if they position themselves in an unusual way. ...Read more

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What precautions have to be taken when a person has a slipped disc?

What precautions have to be taken when a person has a slipped disc?

Restrict activity.: In general precautions are to avoid excessively loading the disc for a few weeks. This includes restricting heavy lifting, high impact exercise and high degrees of flexion, extension and rotation. Each patient is a little different and symptoms may be your guide. Bed rest is generally not be recommended. After an acute period, one should begin gradual and progressive return to full activity. ...Read more

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Could a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Could a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Not really: But if the pain is associated with movement, then your body may choose to move into a position of ease and that may make you feel deformed, but generally as the disc heals you will likely go back to being normal. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disc now having probs with my water works is this related?

I have a slipped disc now having probs with my water works is this related?

It may: A badly slipped disk may cause problems with urination. This problem needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Most likely these problems are not related but not checking can have long lasting consequences. ...Read more

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What is it like to have a slipped disc in your lower back and how painful is it?

What is it like to have a slipped disc in your lower back and how painful is it?

Herniated Disk: Pain/Numbness/weakness in the back or leg is normal after nerve irritation from a slipped disc. Pain is subjective so hard to say how painful. Decompression can be helpful, so upside down hanging will help somewhat however if your pain worsens I would not recommend continuing it. You might want to consider other options like epidural steroid injections if not resolving by a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pain felt from a slipped disc and a pinched nerve?

They overlap: A slipped disc occurs somewhere in the spine and if it impinges upon a nerve, will impair the function of that nerve. If it leaks the pain can be significant. When a nerve is pinched, it usually doesn't hurt at the area of pinching (occasionally it does) but you might feel pain or loss of function in the areas supplied by that nerve. Any nerve can be pinched; ;not only in the spine. ...Read more

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I had slipped disc a couple of years ago and now im stale in my lower back what can I do to streach my lower back? Or any other suggetion what to do?

I had slipped disc a couple of years ago and now im stale in my lower back what can I do to streach my lower back? Or any other suggetion what to do?

See physical therapi: There are several back strenghtening excercises that may help. Some patients benefit from pt or chiropractor. ...Read more

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After Taking Medicines for slipped disc am ok for 2months but again now It pains a lot. Is surgery is De only cure? Anyother treatmen? I'm a sportperson

After Taking Medicines for slipped disc am ok for 2months but again now It pains a lot. Is surgery is De only cure? Anyother treatmen? I'm a sportperson

Last resort: Surgery useful if all conservative measures have failed, you have worsening numbness, weakness, atrophy or bladder problems, but if you can wait, it is likely that your disc may desiccate and shrink over several months. Back exercises may be valuable, especially the McKenzie protocol. ...Read more

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Am affected with slipped disc and taking Medicines For 5 months but not fully ok Am mastrubating regularly. To cure must I stop Mastrubating r surgery?

Herniated disc: Masturbation is unrelated the herniated (slipped) disc. The treatment options include physical therapy, chiropractic care, cortisone injections, back bracing and surgery. To obtain relief discuss the treatment options with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Have TMJ dysfunction on right side. Pain and can't fully bite down. Comes and goes 2 months now. Gets better with rest. Is this a slipped disc? Tx?

Not slipped disc: Slipped cervical disc herniations typically cause pain down shoulder and arm and even to hand. TMJ is a dysfunction of the jaw joint with pain of jaw or face. As for treatment, you need see a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a slipped disc due?

'slipped disc': This means that the disc is outside of its normal anatomical position. This is due to disc damage and degeneration and nearly everyone will experience it at some point in their life. Usually happens due to abnormal bio mechanical strain because there is overuse or abnormal load applied to spine or due to lack of strength from supporting structures causing abnormal load sharing. ...Read more

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What to do for a slipped disc?

Slipped Disc: Six to 12 weeks of nonsurgical treatment including but not limited to physical therapy, epidural injections and medication is usually prescribed. If nonsurgical treatment does not provide pain relief after 6 to 12 weeks, it is reasonable to consider surgery. Surgery may be recommended prior to completing nonsurgical care if pain is severe and maintaining function difficult. ...Read more

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What are the tests for slipped disc?

What are the tests for slipped disc?

Imaging: Imaging tests are the usual investigation for slipped disc. There are no blood tests for this abnormality. ...Read more

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Is slipped disc the same as herniated?

Slipped is misnomer: A slipped disc is a misnomer, but tells us it's a disc problem. A bulge is a weakening of the annular fibers causing change in shape of disc. Herniation is a shift in the nucleus of the disc. Protrusion or extrusion causes nucleus to shift outside the disc. All may involve a tear which often causes chemical irritation of nerve roots and pain. Direct nerve root contact may occur with the last 2. ...Read more

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What is a slipped disc? How is it treated?

Most without surgery: A herniated ("ruptured") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. But it can take weeks to months. Other options include chiropractic or pain injections. In some cases, perhaps 10-15 percent, surgery is needed. Indications for surgery include severe weakness, numbness, or persistent pain, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management ...Read more

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How can one know if they have a slipped disc?

Symptoms: What are your symptoms? Typically if you have low back pain with sitting or leg pain in one or both legs that is a radiating shooting pain you may have a slipped disc. An MRI or ct scan can tell you more. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disc, what is the best way to treat?

I have a slipped disc, what is the best way to treat?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a slipped disc?

Varies: With or without surgery, the recovery for a "slipped disc" disc protrusion is highly variable. On average in my experience it can take an average of 3-6 months to recover. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: slipped disc?

What is the definition or description of: slipped disc?

Slipped disc: The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape into the surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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What is a slipped disc like, and is it really slipped or crushed?

Herniated: The symptoms depend on how the disc has herniated and if there is impingement of any nerve roots.
It does, in fact, herniate or "slip". It is not crushed. There are instances where the disc appears crushed on imaging studies but that is usually because of longstanding degenerative process (degenerative disc disease). ...Read more

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What would be recommended to take care of a slipped disc at home?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can a person do who is recovering from a slipped disc?

Extension: It really depends on the symptoms you are presenting with, but typically a program that emphasizes back extension or a program that centralizes pain, like a mckenzie program, would be prescribed. In addition to this you may engage in hamstring and quad stretching and core strengthening. You should speak to your pcp and see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lower right back slipped disc and how long does it usually take to get better?

Low back pain: Lower back pain is a common occurrence. Usually improves in 4 to 6 weeks. Exercise is helpful and can help prevent recurrence. Recommend neutral spine exercises of mcgill even while hurting. Can find videos on youtube. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for slipped disc?

Restricted activity: If there is not loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function, progressive loss of motor or sensory function, or intractable leg pain the treatment is a period of restricted activity with or without medications followed by progressive return to activity. The return to activity may include physical therapy. ...Read more

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Tell me about sciatica after a slipped disc?

Tell me about sciatica after a slipped disc?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of 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 more

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Does weight gain aggravates the pain in slipped disc?

Does weight gain aggravates the pain in slipped disc?

Yes. Weight gain: Causes increase pressure on the disc thus intensifying the pain. Attain ideal weight, maintain proper posture, take nsaids, follow your dr's advice. Take care! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a slipped disc and am pregnant?

What should I do if I have a slipped disc and am pregnant?

Patience.: Physical therapy (mild), prenatal massage, swimming and avoidance of all weight lifting should help along with tylenol, (acetaminophen) t#3. See an orthopedic surgeon and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still be able to walk if I have a slipped disc?

Is it possible to still be able to walk if I have a slipped disc?

Yes: Even with a symptomatic disc herniation, most people can still walk. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions on relieving pain for a slipped disc?

Can you give me suggestions on relieving pain for a slipped disc?

Get eval: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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I was prescribed percocet for slipped disc in back but am brast feeding?

I was prescribed percocet for slipped disc in back but am brast feeding?

Talk to pediatrician: If it is very short term (a few days), it should not be a problem, but I would get advice from your pediatrician. Pain can often be managed by use of ibuprofen or other NSAIDs. You don't say how old your baby is. Newborns are very sensitive to the effects of opioids in breast milk. I would not breast feed if your baby is less than 3 month. Watch for sedation and monitor for adequate breathing. ...Read more

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What does a slipped disc in your back feel like? What are the treatments?

'slipped disc': Depends on how big the 'slip' is. Could cause back pain and pain, altered sensation and sometimes weakness in the legs in particular distributions based on which nerve (s) are affected. In acute setting treated with pain meds and time. Also pt and pain management. If all these things fail (rare) then surgery can be done. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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