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Soft Mattress Make Spinal Worse
No: No, however, lying on your stomach may increase the arch or sway or lordosis of your lower back that could aggravate your symptoms and if thereis advanced stenosis, lying flat on your back may also do the same. Most people sleep in a fetal position on either side for relief like bending over for relief opening up the stenosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity. Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe back pain made worse by deep breath, movement, and daily activity. Not made better with rest, ice, heat, or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Pain in back, neck, shoulder and getting worse. Neck, sacrum, lumbar xrayed, sacrum, lumbar MRI show aging but nothing more.Help, what should dr look for?
No: Pain from a herniated disc is due to nerve root irritation. Ice is considered a pain reliever. Some nerve irritation can cause an abnormal hypersensitivity such that the cold is perceived as painful. It might be difficult for the person with herniated disc pain to differentiate that pain from the hypersensitivity associated with the cold because temperature and pain are transmitted on same nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bending, lifting and twisting all load the discs and can injure or reinjure them. ...Read more
It could be one of : several reasons. You could be a stomach sleeper which is generally not a good position for someone with a back problem. The memory foam may not allow to easily change positions during your sleep. The memory foam may not offer enough firmness for your back to be supported. ...Read more
Prolotherapy in addition to pt for spinal neck disc bulge? Does it make sense, tighten ligament to reduce bulge?
Nope: These are completely unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are memory foam mattresses good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis? Would it not conform to, and thus encourage, the exaggerated curve?
It may conform : And provide needed support.Get a more detailed answer ›
After spine surgery(microdiscectomy),what is best to sit down on a flat hard or soft surface?same for sleeping?
You're the chairman: Sitting in a chair puts the most pressure on your discs. Standing and lying flat, less.So if you must sit, get up frequently and stand.Another thing you can try at home is the lying chair (my invention):lie on your back next to a couch and put your legs up on the couch,then relax. Sort of like sitting in a chair that's been tipped backwards. When sitting, use a cushion behind your back for support ...Read more
Pain or stiffness in joints, e.g hip, waist, back, chest, made worse upon getting out of bed, sometimes painful bending. Weight 240, height 5/8 female?
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