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Who is the best doctor for slip disc surgery in the world and what's the latest technology used?

Who is the best doctor for slip disc surgery in the world and what's the latest technology used?

Spinal surgeon: If you have a symptomatic disc herniation, and has tried professionally guided conservative treatment, i would recommend that you seek care from a trained spinal surgeon in your area. Presently, the popular care is that of minimally invasive spinal surgery. Basically performing the same old surgery thru smaller access opening. This does leads to quicker recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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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I have slipped disc, surgery or chinese medicine (acupuncture, etc.)?

I have slipped disc, surgery or chinese medicine (acupuncture, etc.)?

Please see a : Neurosurgeon to determine if surgery is indicated. Acupuncture can markedly decreased inflammation ; pain with an intervertebral disc problem - but it will not cure the disc it's self. ...Read more

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How can I cure a slipped disc without surgery?

How can I cure a slipped disc without surgery?

Rehabilitation: In my opinion, surgery for a ruptured disc in the spinal canal, should be reserved for significant reasons, as progressive weakness, numbness, pain, with/without bladder issues, or any threat/ damage to the spinal cord. Many pts will respond to physical therapy, exercise, steroid injections, and other rehab steps. A european MRI study showed many discs will dessicate and shrink over 9-10 months. ...Read more

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How can I treat a slipped disc without surgery?

Common sense: Alternate ice and heat. Keep bending stooping twisting and lifting to a minimum. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories were appropriate. The worst thing you can possibly do is bend over and pick up something heavy especially if the twisting motion is involved. It is surprisingly easy to tweak your back by doing just the wrong thing at the wrong time.Building up core strength and flexibility. ...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

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If I have a slipped disc, should I get surgery or use chinese medicine (acupuncture, etc.)?

If I have a slipped disc, should I get surgery or use chinese medicine (acupuncture, etc.)?

I would consult: with a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon to know if you are a surgical candidate or not. I perform acupuncture on many patients who are not surgical candidates or patients whom the neurosurgeon desires to wait before doing surgery. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for a herniated bulging disk to heal on its own without surgery?

Herniated disk: Most herniated discs heal on their own. Initial rest, physical therapy and anti inflammation medication all work to speed up the healing time. Surgery is reserved for discs that don't respond to the above interventions with continued uncontrollable pain or motor deficit. ...Read more

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How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

How do I relieve pain from a bulging disk in my neck without surgery?

Physical therapy: Try physical therapy. It has been shown to be 95% effective in relieving pain from herniated disks in the cervical spine. ...Read more