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Spinal disc herniation is what?

Spinal disc herniation is what?

Symptom Vs Cause: A disc herniation causes sciatica, which is a symptom of back & leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read more

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Spinal Disc (Definition)

Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more


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What can be done to treat spinal disc herniation?

What can be done to treat spinal disc herniation?

Sciatica: Initially conservative treatment with Non-steroidal anti inflammatory pain medications, Epidural corticosteroid injections, Physical therapy, Spinal manipulation, Weight control, & last resort is Surgical decompression & repair, or Laser surgery. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for pain caused by spinal disc herniation ?

What are some natural remedies for pain caused by spinal disc herniation ?

Disc herniation tx: Physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture can all help. Back exercises/stretching, once symptoms start to improve, can help. Yoga may help. I am not aware of nutritional supplements that are likely to help. In fact, for acute onset back pain, prescriptions frequently are not satisfactorily helpful, either. ...Read more

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What are best the non cirurgical treatments for spinal disc herniation L5 s1?

What are best the non cirurgical treatments for spinal disc herniation L5 s1?

Back Pain Options: This back pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I have a spinal disc herniation l4-l5 and a severe left leg pain. I'm trying to avoid surgery, doing exercises, but will it heal on its own? Mri att

I have a spinal disc herniation l4-l5 and a severe left leg pain. I'm trying to avoid surgery, doing  exercises, but will it heal on its own? Mri att

Pinched Nerve: It can take up to 6 months to go away on its own. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? indention on spinal cord. Is there Risk with riding thrill rides at the fair or theme parks?

 MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm?  indention on spinal cord. Is there Risk with riding thrill rides at the fair or theme parks?

Yes! Big risk!: Those thrill rides will throw your head around, as your head is not really secured in the rides. This can cause either acute swelling of the herniated disc, or even a new herniation in a vulnerable cervical spine, which could result in either worsened radicular symptoms or even paralysis if it goes to far. You should not to go on these rides. Too risky! ...Read more

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Intervertebral Disc (Definition)

Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but ...Read more