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How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy. It has been shown to be 95% effective in relieving pain from herniated disks in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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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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How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

How advisable slipped disk surgery? Especially pinch ED nerve thank you

Pain Will guide you: If you cannot live with the pain in your current condition or you have weakness, then surgery may be the best option for you. Most microdiskectomies are very successful- but don't go into any surgery without carefully considering it. Many people get over a herniated disk in 3-4 months without surgery. Don't let yourself get too bad before you do something. Talk to your surgeon- he will help you. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disk and spinal stenosis. They want me to have surgery. What does this consist of?

I have a slipped disk and spinal stenosis. They want me to have surgery. What does this consist of?

Ask Surgeon.: Always best to run these questions by your operating surgeon. He/she will know exactly what is planned; keep in mind, that different surgeons may do things differently. Also best to be well-informed about the potential risk/complications associated with the planned procedure. Educate yourself about success rates and make sure you have enough help during your recovery period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My bf had back surgery because he had a bulging disk (5l) that herniated. We are ttc. Suggestions?

My bf had back surgery because he had a bulging disk (5l) that herniated. We are ttc. Suggestions?

TTC BACK SURGERY: If I understand ttc means trying to conceive, if that's is correct, than back surgery is not going to interfere with you getting pregnant, because of his condition, as long as he can have sex.If ttc foryou mean something else, still have agood time and write back again good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a herniated bulging disk to heal on its own without surgery?

Herniated disk: Most herniated discs heal on their own. Initial rest, physical therapy and anti inflammation medication all work to speed up the healing time. Surgery is reserved for discs that don't respond to the above interventions with continued uncontrollable pain or motor deficit. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disk witch is now colapesing I have seen my surgeon and he reommend phycial therphy but I can no longer take the pain is surgery bad?

I have a slipped disk witch is now colapesing I have seen my surgeon and he reommend phycial therphy but I can no longer take the pain is surgery bad?

Back surgery: Your surgeon has already advised you based on the risks and benefits of doing the surgery vs conservative care. If medications and physical therapy as well as a back brace are not improving your pain then the surgeon will reassess. When do you follow up with the spine surgeon? ...Read more

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I have a bulging disk with annular tear at L1 and S5. surgery is not an option and I did consider epidural shots not sure on that. In so much pain.

I have a bulging disk with annular tear at L1 and S5. surgery is not an option and I did consider epidural shots not sure on that. In so much pain.

Don't give up: Focus on physical therapy and a progressive stretching and exercise program. You may be a candidate for a McKenzie exercise protocol. Avoid convalescence and rest, as this can make things worse, instead, get active. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of a slipped disk in the neck?

Pain, numbness...: Slipped or herniated discs in the neck can cause pain in the neck, shoulder (s), arm (s). It can cause numbness or tingling in the arms, and less often in the legs. There can be weakness in the arms. In very severe situations, there can be balance problems as well as difficulty controlling bowel and bladder function. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

Back and leg pain: Most common symptoms are back pain that radiates to one or both of the legs. This is often made worse by bending and twisting or sitting for long periods of time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

What is the best way to relieve the pain of a bulging disk?

Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctable problem, then surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is that injection on your spine to relieve bulging disk pain?

What is that injection on your spine to relieve bulging disk pain?

Epidural injection: This is called an epidural injection. There are different types but the all share the same principles. Image guidance is used to place a fine needle into the epidural space. Numbing medications and steroids are then injected to provide pain relief by decreasing the inflammation of the nerves. The procedure is safe but it is not risk free. Ask your spine specialist for details. ...Read more

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I have a back failure surgery symptoms, I'm 40 what can I do next to relieve some of my pain?

I have a back failure surgery symptoms, I'm 40 what can I do next to relieve some of my pain?

Consider Prolozone: You might consider "prolozone" from a qualified physician. When ozone gas is injected into the muscles surrounding painful areas in the neck and back; or into painful arthritic joints, significant, prolonged relief of pain often results. The ozone appears to induce anti-inflammatory cytokines, and promotes chondrogenesis of cartilage. Whatever the mechanism, the relief is often profound. ...Read more

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Doctor says my disk herniated/ "slipping" in and out so do I have or need surgery?

Doctor says my disk herniated/ "slipping" in and out so do I have or need surgery?

Not necessarily: Surgery only indicated if symptoms consistently worsen or pain is unbearable. Otherwise, two years out there is no difference between surgery and non-surgery patients. Avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have bulging disk?

Variable: Some people are completely asymptomatic from disc bulges. Some people experience profound pain (radiculitis) and motor and sensory loss (radiculopathy). Back pain is variable as well but usually affects people with acute herniated discs due to annular tears and chemical secretion. ...Read more

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What are options for prolactin producing adenomas with reocurring symptoms after surgery and radiation are preformed?

What are options for prolactin producing adenomas with reocurring symptoms after surgery and radiation are preformed?

Medical treatment: Typically, prolactin producing adenomas, or prolactinomas, can be effectively treated with a class of medications called Dopamine agonists, such as bromocriptine. Your endocrinologist should be able to prescribe these medications, if appropriate. ...Read more