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Is It Okay To Go Gymming In Slipped Disc
It depends...: Many have herniated or bulging disks in the lumbar spine that do not cause symptoms. However, generally speaking, if a herniation is acute (occurring within a recent time period) and is causing symptoms, then running should be suspended. The high-impact nature of running may cause the symptoms to increase or persist. Swimming or the elliptical generally are better choices in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It is OK: You can have a herniated disk without knowing it. Herniated disks sometimes show up on spinal images of people who have no symptoms of a disk problem. If you have symptoms, there are many simple actions you can take right at home to help treat and reduce back/neck pain from a herniated disc. Rec.: consult with your treating physician for more information and proper pt. ...Read more
It depends.: Herniated disks are actually common, even in people without spinal pain. In most cases movement within normal range of motion is good for a disk. If you have a symptomatic fresh disk hernia, you should see your primary care doctor. If a good trial of non-operative treatment, including exercise therapy is not helpful, then ask to be referred to a physiatrist (not psychiatrist). ...Read more
Hello! I have a question, is it safe to go to a chiropractor if a disk in my lower spine is slipped?
Not for manipulation: It can be dangerous to manipulate a spine with a bulging, or otherwise abnormal disk. The chiropractor may employ other modalities to ease your discomfort. If they are well aware of the nature your disk disease they can be of some assistance, using gentle maneuvers and non invasive modalities to relieve pressure and gradual realignment may be cautiously employed. Do discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. Why would you go to a chiro ? Best to see an md who can help you isolate the cause and arrive at a solution. In the mean time, stretch, heat, relaxation may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Disc vs. Vertebra: A herniated disc denotes the protrusion or extrusion of the softer, inner portion of the disc located between vertebrae. On the other hand, a compression fracture consists of a degree of collapse of the vertebra itself. Pain may come about by either irritation or compression of adjacent nerve(s). ...Read more
Is it ok to walk with mid to low back pulled muscle spasm pain. The week out. How long to last. Any advise. on exercising?
Backs are tricky: because the back muscles play a major part in your daily activities they can frequently case pain when injured and be easily reinjured. Try heat, stretching and ibuprofen or aleve for pain. Moderate walking is probably better than remaining immobile. If not improving or worse see a physical therapist to see if they can get you back into shape ...Read more
Thrill is yours: You'll find signs at most rides suggesting not to it will likely cause you to have more painfor many conditions of the spine and neck. ...Read more
How long would it take from a fall down some stairs that the terry thomas gap in a wrist would get bad enough to have surgery .
Your question: Is confusing to me because if you fell down the stairs and had an xray that showed the terry thomas gap they usually fix it earlier rather than later. It can be delayed 4-6 months but is usually repaired within 3 weeks. But I am not an orthopedist. If you have not seen a hand doctor, i recommend you seen one right away. ...Read more
No: In most instances, herniated disc are resorbed by the body. They do not go back into place. Often what are described as disc bulging on lumbar mri's are actually bony spurs or discosteophyte complexes. They do not resorb. Kind of counter intuitive, the larger the disc herniation the faster the disc resorbs. This is thought to be because the large disc herniation stirs up a larger immune response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes, if it goes back easily then there is no problem. You will not hurt anything by pushing it back. Many people have hemorrhoids that come out during a bowel movement. However if it becomes "stuck" outside, hard throbbing and very painful it may have thrombosed. While this will go away eventually by itself, most people prefer to seek immediate relief with medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hanging on a pull-up bar good for disc protrusion in lower back? If so, how often should I do it and how much time should I keep hanging?
Depends: If your disk herniation is acute (within the last few months), most spine experts suggest limiting heavy lifting until the pain subsides. When lifting is resumed, it should be gradual, starting with low resistance and more repetitions before adding to resistance. Check with your provider for specific guidelines in your personal situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm going through some stress and the way i deal with it is by running. Is it ok to go out on a jog at 30 weeks pregnant?
Yes: If you've been exercising in that way through the whole pregnancy, there's no data to show that running/jogging in pregnancy is harmful. Most important is to stay super hydrated, as it's much easier to become dehydrated when you are pregnant. If you haven't exercised like that in pregnancy, then maybe i wouldn't start now as you're at increased risk injury. Hope feel better! ...Read more
Lumbar radiculopathy: is it a life long problem, will pain come abc go, or will it get better? Is it safe to lift things? Any info I should know?
So: Lumbar radiculopathy at your age, is likely associated to herniated disc. Typically these will have episodes of exacerbation and times of relief. Keeping a strong core may help. Traction also. Learn how to correctly lift objects. ( with knees instead of back) if persistent, consider MRI because sometimes surgery is needed, or localized blocks by pain management. ...Read more
My father has cont. Pain from knees to ankle and it inc. When he stands a lot is it the nerves or is it disc prolapse, help please?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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? im 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
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?
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
'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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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