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No: Pain from a herniated disc is due to nerve root irritation. Ice is considered a pain reliever. Some nerve irritation can cause an abnormal hypersensitivity such that the cold is perceived as painful. It might be difficult for the person with herniated disc pain to differentiate that pain from the hypersensitivity associated with the cold because temperature and pain are transmitted on same nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: While the disc pathology will not be changed by fibro, the central sensitization to pain is often very increased. This means that the perception of the pain, the subjective feeling of pain will most likely be increased. This along with the increased myofascial pain that can be aggravated by disc herniation and nerve pain, it certainly can cause significant, extended pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, probably: The epidural injection you received, as is the case with most "cortisone" injections, has 2 components: a long-acting local anesthetic and a steroid. The local lasts for 4-5 hours, and the steroid takes about 72 hours to "kick-in." during the interval, you pain may be worse, as there is now fluid around the area increasing the pressure. Take you usual pain meds for this. You've got 2 days to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bending, lifting and twisting all load the discs and can injure or reinjure them. ...Read more
I had 7 bulging discs in 2010, now 1 is herniated 2014. Does this mean my back is getting worse? Pain has gone from 4/10 to 8/10.
Yes: From your description there is increased degeneration of the lumbar spine. ...Read more
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