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Can slip disc be completely cured without surgery?

Can slip disc be completely cured without surgery?

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

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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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Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Yes: Most disc herniations heal with conservative care. Once they have healed, there still may be changes seen in future imaging. However, if it is not symptomatic, there is no reason that you cannot resume normal activities. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Is dts spinal decompression therapy the best remedy without undergo an operation to cure slipped disc? Is there any side effects?

Is dts spinal decompression therapy the best remedy without undergo an operation to cure slipped disc? Is there any side effects?

Back pain therapy: It is fine as long as symptoms are stable or improving . If pain increases or numbness develops - therapy should stop and you should revisit physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more

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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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Help please, my doctor says my c7-c6 disk herniated "slipping" in and out, do I need surgery?

Help please, my doctor says my c7-c6 disk herniated "slipping" in and out, do I need surgery?

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

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What exercise can you recommend for slip disc?

What exercise  can you recommend for slip disc?

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

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I have a slip disc problem?

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 more

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