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Spine Disc Pain
This should be answ-: Ered by your spinal surgeon, who knows you and your condition. Anyone else giving you options might not be the right thing to do, for you, except confusing the issue further. Google it and you'll get all options, but what's best for you, has to be from your surgeon, and no one else. Good luck. ...Read more
Radiologist: A radiologist could interpret the images with your Physician and determine whether there are any abnormalities or variations of normal. It is his/her job to do that and list definitive or possible diagnoses and may suggest further studies which may be advisable. ...Read more
Disc bulge: Intervertebral discs are soft structures between the bony vertebrae of the spinal column that function as 'shock absorbers'. They care referred to as bulging, herniated, slipped, etc. when they become malpositioned due to age or trauma. These discs may press on nerves as they live the spinal canal, creating pain and weakness. Practicing good ergonomics and core strengthening is important. ...Read more
No: Degenerative disc disease (ddd) is a progressive change of the spine that includes loss of disc water content and disc height. We all get ddd as we age, and as yet, there is no treatment to prevent it (despite what people will try to sell you). The best option to maintain spine health is to not smoke, maintain a healthy overall lifestyle which includes a regular exercise program. ...Read more
Spinal disc repair: The good news is that in 98% of cases, there is no need to do anything about a slipped disc. The body will usually dissolve the excess material in about 4-6 weeks and the pain goes away. Surgery or injection is generally only considered if there is still severe pain after 6 weeks. ...Read more
None proven: The only proven benefit to disk/spine health is to avoid smoking. Smoking causes accelerated disk degeneration and increases doctor visits for back pain (among the myriad of other problems it causes). There, unfortunately, is no proven benefit to the numerous suplements sold. However, there is likely no harm either. If it doesn't busy the bank, I have no objections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I. Have 15 rupsherd discs in my spine, my bloodpressure is very high, more disc loss the higher my b.P goes.Im not on meds.Would my b.P be from pain?
Possibly.: Pain does cause your BP to rise, but if on average your BP is high over a few months then pain is not likely the cause. ...Read more
Hi, I am worried about something. I have degenerative disc desease and I am male 28yo. In the past 2 months, my spine has moved 6cm to the left. Bad?
See details: The spine does not move anywhere. That is not possible. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, see one. ...Read more
I have 3 buldging discs and 1 herniated l-4-4s2-3. Would this cause the pain to move. It seems to be some days to the right . Would this area make the pain seem to move l and r of the spine?
Yes, : Yes, bulging discs with herniation may be causing that symptom. There may be irritation to a nerve and muscle causing your changing symptoms. Physical therapy, nsaid's such as advil, (ibuprofen) and even spinal injections can help pain from bulging and herniated discs. If your pain worsened, if you had numbness, weakness, or change in bowel or bladder control then you should notify your spinal doctor. ...Read more
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