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Doctor insights on: Prolapsed Disc Exercises

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Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Yes: There are exercises for patients with disc issues. Most deal with core abdominal strengthening and may also help with flexibility. There are different programs, such as mckenzie, that aim to help the back and leg pain. Before starting a program, check with your spine specialist for what is best and safe for your particular issue. ...Read more

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What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Many possibilities: There are many exercises for disc disease. Some include stretching-lying on your back and pulling one knee to the chest and repeat with the other; strengthening-see my back exercise health guide for tips; reverse arch push ups-doing push ups but not with a rigid back instead arching your back backwards. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist for the best exercises for your condition. ...Read more

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What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.

Lumbar disc: Core spinal strengthening exercises should be simple and not time demanding. Get up with a physiotherapist to show some simple stretching and isomteric strenthening of your core to add to your daily regimen ...Read more

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How can I treat a prolapsed disc?

How can I treat a prolapsed disc?

Thorough evaluation: Assuming you are referring to a herniated disc, start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (ortho or neuro spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prolapsed disc?

What are the causes of prolapsed disc?

Prolapsed discs: there are multiple causes including injury, arthritis and degeneration, only to name a few .If you suspect this see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prolapsed vertebral disc?

What is the treatment for prolapsed vertebral disc?

Prolapsed Disc: The treatment consists of anti inflammatory drugs, physical therapy and back exercises, pain meds to minimise the disconfort and in few cases which do not respond to conservative therapy nnerve block and in few cases when nothing works then surgery. ...Read more

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Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Not Really: Although Ceragem looks like a fancy massage bed it is unlikely to help with changing anything with the disc (almost nothing can do that without some change on your part, remember passive therapies do not fix anything). It may make you feel good while on it, once done likely your pain will return. Core strengthening will strengthen your spine and epidural steroid injection will help with pain. ...Read more

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Prolapsed disc/sciatica- if it hurts, what to do?

Prolapsed disc/sciatica- if it hurts, what to do?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. You should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. Stretch and Ice the area. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for other options. If it still does not resolve, i would recommend to see a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI. ...Read more

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I'm a 34 yr old female. height is 5ft 6 and weigh 180 lbs. have 5 slipped discs and awaiting prolapse surgery. how to get weight down?

I'm a 34 yr old female. height is 5ft 6 and  weigh 180 lbs. have 5 slipped discs and awaiting prolapse surgery. how to get weight down?

Overweight: Key to lose weight is have negative balance, that eat lesser than what your body needs so that you can burn out the fat. That means diet, diet and diet the exercise. ...Read more