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I have lumbar hernia and want to know if theres an excersice i should avoid?

I have lumbar hernia and want to know if theres an excersice i should avoid?

Abdominal wall?: If you are referring to a her is of the posterior abdominal wall, also known as a lumbar hernia, this would be best evaluated by a general surgeon with experience in complex laparoscopic hernia repair. If you are talking about a lumbar disc in the spine, ask you primary care provider for the best options for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Why me? I have a lumbar disc hernia?

Why me? I have a lumbar disc hernia?

Disc herniation: With normal aging, the intervertebral discs slowly degenerate with loss of fluid or hydration. These natural changes combined with weakening of the outer covering of the discs provides the mechanism for development of a disc herniation. The strength of the discs and alignment of the spine are genetically determined and also plays a parts in the process. ...Read more

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Hi, I have lumbar disc hernia and want to know if theres a type of excersice i should avoid?

Hi, I have lumbar disc hernia and want to know if theres a type of excersice i should avoid?

Herniated disc: Yes. High impact exercises will often make the pain worse. Gravity and jarring forces often cause the herniated disc to compress the nerve. Stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and pool exercises are generally good options. Try an inversion table or traction to relieve the pain. Any exercise that makes the pain worse should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can a spigelian hernia be a direct result of previous anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery?

Can a spigelian  hernia be a direct result of  previous anterior lumbar interbody fusion surgery?

Not Exactly...: ...However, it is possible to develop an incisional hernia associated with prior abdominal surgery, especially with midline incisions.Typically this is repaired w/mesh via a laparoscopic or open approach.A spigelian hernia is a rare type of hernia that develops along a natural weak point along the lower edge of the rectus muscle, between the belly button&groin. These usually require ct for dx. ...Read more

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I have in L4 hernia-bulging lumbar i wanna know if i can still dance ballet? Or what kind of exercise can I do?

I have in L4 hernia-bulging lumbar i wanna know if i can still dance ballet? Or what kind of exercise can I do?

Yes But: Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have pt, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. Weight control & not smoking are key. Time is biggest healer. ...Read more

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Infertile daughter.I m post menopausal 4 c sections, internal mesh for hernias.Bad back with vertebral slip in lumbar. Could I still be surrogate?

Infertile daughter.I m post menopausal 4 c sections, internal mesh for hernias.Bad back with vertebral slip in lumbar. Could I still be surrogate?

Complex: You should be evaluated by the real experts in the field, this is a team approach, and probably your daughter is not infertile, hope you will find the right advice , ...Read more

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I have lumbar disk hernia for 10 years, which causes back pain and discomfort in left leg, is surgery a first option?

No: Conservative treatment is recommended first , may include pt/anti inflam med/posture & ergonomics. Other options may include medications that target the nerve, ie, gabpentin/lyrica. Epidural steroid injections can be helpful as well esp.For the leg pain. Surgery may be an option if all else fails, and in urgent situations such as progressive leg weakness and/or loss of bowel or bladder control ...Read more

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My rheuma factor came 77kU/L and anti ccp is 26U/L. I also have increased TSH, hernia in lumbar region, also weekly migraine attacks. Plz advice.

My rheuma factor came 77kU/L and anti ccp is 26U/L. I also have increased TSH,  hernia in lumbar region, also weekly migraine attacks. Plz advice.

See a Rheumatologist: You need to see a rheumatologist to determine if you meet the case definition for rheumatoid arthritis and then see your regular doctor to help you determine what should be done with your thyroid. Your migraines may be affected by your thyroid issues. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of a hernia?

What can be initial symptoms of a hernia?

Discomfort: One may feel pressure or discomfort and swelling at the site. Most common location of hernias are groins or umbilical region. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more