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Slip Disc Cure
Yes: Herniated (slipped) discs will often heal without surgery; surgery often helps but should be the last resort. Rest & time, physical therapy & anti-inflammatory drugs & herbs help, as can mind-body techniques & acupuncture. Healing back pain naturally: the mind-body program proven to work by art brownstein is a good book on the subject. ...Read more
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
Is dts spinal decompression therapy the best remedy without undergo an operation to cure slipped disc? Is there any side effects?
Hello I have numbness in my feet due to slipping of the disc in spine because of an accident which i got four years back in which i got fractures?
Radiculopathy: The numbness in your feet is caused by radiculopathy (pressure on nerve roots to the btm of feet). Look up dermatomes on internet to pinpoint which nerves. Next step is to see an orthopedic or neurosurgeon that specializes in spine surgery for initial exam, history, x-rays and likely mri. From there you will likely be referred for pt, epidural injections, other treatments before considering sx. ...Read more
Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more
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
Complex..: Hi, not all disk herniation’s need surgery and can be managed non operatively but this is definitely something that needs to be discussed in person with a neurosurgeon / orthopedic spine surgeon. They will go over your MRI's and your exam and decide if you need surgery or not. If you are having weakness or bowel or bladder issues you should go to the ER right away. ...Read more
Strengthen lumbar mm: I am assuming you have a lumbar disc. Exercises that increase strength of supportive lumbar and para spinous mm are best. Aqua therapy is beneficial. Avoid percussive activities. Drink water. An experienced pt can help with gentle traction. An inversion table may help, but is controversial. ...Read more
Herniated disc: A "slipped disc" refers to a disc in the spine which is protruding to some degree.Sometimes a disc protrusion can pinch a nerve, causing radiating pain into an extremity. Many "slipped discs" are minor and are simply a part of the normal aging process which includes wearing out of discs, bone spurs, etc - nothing needs to be done about these normal aging changes if there are no associated symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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