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Its been an year i was diagonised with mild disc bulge and i've been negligent. Is there any chance that it could get worse and what could it be?

Its been an year i was diagonised with mild disc bulge and i've been negligent. Is there any chance that it could get worse and what could it be?

Disc Bulge: If your disc bulge is symptomatic, you should continue medications to management. It could get worse, but more likely, symptoms should improve over time. ...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


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What to do if I have mild disc bulge between L2 and l3tension in abdomen signaling the disc getting worse?

What to do if I have mild disc bulge between L2 and l3tension in abdomen signaling the disc getting worse?

Back pain: Abdominal tightness is not associated with lumbar radicular pain. The disc bulge between lumbar 2/3 causes pain to radiate from the back to the hip/buttocks and into the anterior thigh. Increasing pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg are signs of worsening nerve impingement. Often people have difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position. ...Read more

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If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something i can do or does that mean surgery?

If fi have disc disiccation with a mild disc bulge that was effacing the thecal sac anteriorly, is there something i can do or does that mean surgery?

Complicated: If you do not have any weakness, bowel, or bladder dysfunction you may be able to be treated with manipulation, physical therapy, traction, and steroids ( either oral or epidural injections). If you have weakness or signs of neuro compromise surgery may be your best option. ...Read more

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Can i hit the gym? I have lumbar lordosis with a mild disc bulge and what exercises can I do in the gym.

Low back pain: Isometric exercises that strength core muscle groups are the best. Try working with a personal trainer to help avoid further injury. Common sense will dictate that if a particular exercise makes the pain worse then discontinue that aspect of the exercise program. ...Read more

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What does L2-L3 mild disc desiccation without significant stenosis and disc desiccation with mild disc bulge mean ?

What does L2-L3 mild disc desiccation without significant stenosis and disc desiccation with mild disc bulge mean ?

Degenerative changes: as we age, motion and loading in the spine will begin to wear down the discs, and they get dry (desiccation) shrink top,to,bottom and bulge as the outer rings waken in the disc. Generally it means you need to strengthen your core muscles, lose weight, stand straighter, exercise more to help ease your back pain. ...Read more

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I have 2 mm of subluxation in my neck with a mild disc bulge but no disc protrusion. What's causing this?

I have 2 mm of subluxation in my neck with a mild disc bulge but no disc protrusion. What's causing this?

No cause: This is not an abnormal finding or considered a problem but often a normal finding on a MRI -disc bulges are considered normal findings and cause no symptoms as do small subluxations as yours. Many findings seen on a MRI are usually not the source of pain and should be correctly assessed with a comprehensive clinical evaluation by a trained professional ...Read more

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My MRI indicated mild disc bulge at l2-3 level.Is it normal at the age of 43.Pain is reduced but mild pain still there.Gets better by physiotherapy .

My MRI indicated mild disc bulge at l2-3 level.Is it normal at the age of 43.Pain is reduced but mild pain still there.Gets better by physiotherapy .

Need more data: Disk bulges and ruptures while less common in younger ages certainly can occur yet mild disk bulges may be asymptomatic. Question is where is your pain and could it be caused by something else like chronic repetitive strain weakness or other injury. Check with a physical medicine (rehab) doctor. ...Read more

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10 yr old daughter MRI on lower back for curve says l5-6 diffuse mild disc bulge & mild degenerative change in facets; l6-s1 cystic changes & degenerative change in facets greater on right. Normal?

10 yr old daughter MRI on lower back for curve says l5-6 diffuse mild disc bulge & mild degenerative change in facets; l6-s1 cystic changes & degenerative change in facets greater on right. Normal?

Unusual: 6 lumbar vertebrae is an unusual variant but occasionally seen. To have degeneration at 10 is certainly unusual as well, but since MRI has been available, it's become apparent that younger patients can start having degeneration early. At this point, i wouldn't be terribly alarmed - simple conservative care and observation and followup should suffice - your child may very well grow up just fine. ...Read more

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