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What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

Exercises, ect.: Slipped or herniated disc most time does not result in pain and does not require treatment. Mackenzie exercises are an excellent start in trying to alleviate the pain. I would recommend that you are instructed by a physical therapist. Short term chiropractic care may also be beneficial. Oral steroids, nsaids, epidural steroid injections all may beneficial. If all fail then surgery may be an option. ...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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What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

Back and leg pain: Most common symptoms are back pain that radiates to one or both of the legs. This is often made worse by bending and twisting or sitting for long periods of time. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a slipped disk in my lower back?

Slipped disc?: Depends on wether your MRI results indicate a protruding disc or a herniated disc, and whether or not the involved disc material is encroaching on any nerves or you spinal cord. If you do not have a surgical lesion, then your treatment options are multiple, including but not limited to physical therapy, spinal manipulation, lumbar traction, weight reduction if applicable. Your dr. Should advise u. ...Read more

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Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?

Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?

Bulging disc: is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...Read more

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I suffer from fibromyalgia and have a bulging disk in my lower back, the pain has got so unbearable in the last 4 years that i can't take it anymore.

Lots to try: First, it sounds like you are quite distressed by your symptoms. There is hope for relief. Find a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromyalgia. Have them see if the bulging disc is responsible for any of your pain as it often is not. Treatment often requires a combination of physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Meds like cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) or Lyrica can be helpful too. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder that runs into back of arm when moving or sitting slouched. I have a slipped disk in my lower back is this from it?

Not likely. : Disc problems in the low back can cause irritation of the lumbar nerves leading to pain, tingling, numbness, in the legs. The nerves that go to the arms start out in the neck (cervical spine). Pain from the shoulder going down the arm can be a number of things including pinched nerves in the neck or near the shoulder, muscle problems, or problems in the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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Are steroid shots that are injected into a bulging disk, neck and lower back, an effective procedure, does it help with the pain. I am really nervous?

Are steroid shots that are injected into a bulging disk, neck and lower back, an effective procedure, does it help with the pain.  I am really nervous?

Yes: But they're not injected into the disk. Steroids can be injected into the facet joints or into epidural spaces. Epidurals are very safe and effective for sciatica and can also be used to treat spinal stenosis, but less effectively. And yes, they help to reduce pain. ...Read more