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Quality Of Life Herniated Lumbar Disc
Yes : 75% are better nonop within 2 to 12 weeks from onset of leg pain. 90% get better without surgery. However , lifestyle changes are important to minimize recurrent problems: not smoking, regular exercise and weight control. If you need surgery, 90% do well, too especially if they follow the same advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Try low impact: Reducing calories can produce weight loss, but exercise makes it a bit easier. Exercise that does not "jar" or load the back will usually be more comfortable and may also help you feel better. Often water exercise can help a person burn calories with low back stress (swimming, water walking, water aerobics). Other options include elliptical machines, bicycling, perhaps walking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Second Opinion: I suspect that you meant 5 millimeters, not centimeters. The need for surgery is dependent on many things. Are you having neurologic problems such as weakness, numbness or pain. Is the condition something that you can resolve with nsaids, rest, massage, and so forth. If in any doubt discuss this with a different surgeon than the one who is suggesting surgery. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am very physically active. I just found out that I have herniated lumbar disc. Will I ever be able to be active again?
Yes: In most patients, cold therapy can help relieve some of the inflammation in the large muscles that surround the spine. Although the cold temperature associated with cold therapy does not reach all the way to the disc, it can help relieve some of the pain and muscle spasm that occurs along the muscles just underneath the skin layer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As long as it is not causing you pain. Just listen to your body. ...Read more
Hi I'm taking Percocet forms herniated lumbar disc. Im having & am wondering if it's ok to take Advil 800 mg along side Percocet ?
No drug interactions: There are no drug interactions between these two medications. However, please be aware that Advil is an aspirin based medication, and the more you take, the greater the risk of GI side-effects like stomach ulcers, etc . . . Since you are being prescribed percocet already, please contact your doctor, to inform him/her of your desire to add Advil--to be sure that they are in agreement. Good luck ...Read more
Herniated lumbar disc. Is the type of pain an indication of severity of nerve entrapment? I.E. Stabbing vs dull pain.
I have herniated lumbar disc & now sharp shooting sciatic pain going down both sides to soles of feet. Can hardly walk. Will pt cure it?
Try acupuncture: I would recommend acupuncture. It's gentle, noninvasive and shown great results with back issues. Acupuncture needles feel good! it's completely not the same as any other experienced in western care. Don't let it deter you. They aren't hollow, like clinic needles. They are thinner than your hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri shows herniated lumbar disc but no back pain only sciatica. Esi only lasted a few days. Chiro recommends discectomy. Any non-surgical options?
Repeat Injection: Epidural injections have a variable relief pattern and it really depends on the steroid used and location of pathology. Typically epidural injections work best if placed next to or on top of the level of pathology. Sometimes these injections need to be repeated for sustained relief. Epidural injections if they work can provide from weeks to months of relief. Speak with your doctor re: options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more
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