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Should i be rowing with herniated disc (l5) and pinched nerve?

Should i be rowing with herniated disc (l5) and pinched nerve?

Well...: If it is a recent disc herniation then maybe taking it easy is best. However of its been goin on for a while and you are improving then it may be good, particularly if it's not too long of a session. Keeping a single sitting prolonged posture may not be the best. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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How are the symptoms of L5 nerve pinching different from s1 nerve pinching?

In Brief...: L5 supplies the muscles that raise the big toe and foot & provides sensation to the top of the foot. S1 supplies the large calf muscles (those that "push") and provides both sensation to the outside of the foot and innervation for the "ankle jerk.". ...Read more

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What are L4 and L5 nerve damage symptoms?

What are L4 and L5  nerve damage symptoms?

Back and leg pain: The L4 and L5 nerve roots make up part of the sciatic nerve, typically cause low back pain, buttock pain and pain into the calf and foot. ...Read more

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I have an mri that shows impingement on the right L5 nerve root. What does this mean please??

I have an mri that shows impingement on the right L5 nerve root. What does this mean please??

Pinched nerve: Dictionaries define impingement as making an impression, having an effect or impact, upon something. In this case, something is encroaching on your nerve. This is often referred to as a pinched nerve, leading to pain, numbness, tingling, perhaps even weakness or loss of bowel/bladder control. Last 2 symptoms need emergent evaluation. Chat w/ordering doc about treatment options for neuropathic pain ...Read more

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Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?

Following a bilateral L5 nerve root decompression  with erythematous and compressed nerve roots, how common is nerve enhancement as a temp condition?

Post laminectomy: If by nerve enhancement you mean nerve related symptoms, they may linger on due to post operative inflammation for 4-6 weeks, but should be much milder andimproving. If symptoms are worsening or staying the same, see your neurosurgeon. Some people suffer from chronic prolonged symptoms from post laminectomy syndrome that requires further treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lay football after a disc protrusion at l4/l5 indenting on the interior thecal sac containing both L5 nerve roots at he central cana?

Depends: If you have fully recovered and have strengthened your core back muscles, and have no nerve symptoms, it may be okay. See your spinal specialist about your particular situation. ...Read more

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What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?

What are treatment options (including exercise, pt, chyro) for L5 nerve root causing pain that radiates all the way to foot?

Nsaids, pt, shot, sx: Typically my progression of treatments will begin with nsaids and sometimes an oral steroid if very painful. I will also utilize physical therapy and usually most will resolve over 3-4 weeks. For those who still have a large amount of pain and do not improve, epiduals becomes the next line of treatment usually except in certain emergencies, surgery is the last option. ...Read more

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F,43,severe central disc bulge at L5/S1 cause severe thecal sac compression wt possible impingement at L5 nerve roots bilaterally.what does it mean?

Lumbar disk disease: These findings are typical for someone who has back pain related to lumbar disk disease or sciatica. The good news is that most of the time this kind of problem resolves with time. Get a referral to a good physical therapist and this can help, ...Read more

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