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Stretching Exercises To Heal An L5 S1
Back strengthening: When you have a herniated disk, its important not to do exercises that cause intense pain or worsen any symptoms of sciatica (pain shooting down the leg). On the other hand, the fastest way to get better after a disk problem is to do be as active and do as much exercise as possible. Both extension and flexion exercises are useful, as long as they do not cause worsening of pain or sciatica. ...Read more
I have a slip disc in l5 s1 and I am 24. Will it heal after some time or it be like this life long?
I had an injury in my lower back where the disk space between L5 & s1 has decreased. How long will it take to heal?
Disc: May have narrowed over the years, found after your injury. The narrowing likely to remain over time. ...Read more
Prone on Elbows:
Hi TamaraR, It is always best to be evaluated by a competent specialist prior to starting exercises. Generally, pain can be relieved by stretching exercises that arch your back. You can lay down prone with elbows resting on the ground and arch your back for 3-5 min at a time. If you have symptoms such as weakness then it may be urgent to see a specialist.
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It's my 4 weeks and 1 day after L5 s1 discectomy, I want to ride a bike as a part of my exercise do you think I can?
Ask YOUR doctor:
It should be fine. But, you're asking the wrong source. I wasn't there at your surgery to know if something looked abnormal. I would almost guarantee that if you just call, you doc would get an answer to you quickly.
My patients I allow back once pain allows and not taking meds. Avoid bend/twist/lift for 2-3 months as much as reasonable. ...Read more
Is swimming good exercise to avoid disc herniation. I had herniation 9 months back at l5 s1 want to get relieved permanent. What to do.?
I have pain in my back. Got my x ray. ; L5 s1 space is reduced. What precaution shud I take. What medicine shud I take? Which exercise?
Mild DJD of spine!: You should strength core muscles. Gravity inversion might help. But just becuase the l5/s1 space is reduced, does not mean it is the "pain generator." certainly it rarely translates to pain in an older person! You may have sacroiliitis, iliolumbar ligament sydrome, and other myofascial issues. Take Naproxen (otc) 2 tabs two x per day. See how that does! ...Read more
Grade2 Spondylolisthesis of L5/S1. Can this get worse and become grade 3 or can it get better to Grade 1 with exercise? How to relieve pain? Thanks
Not really. When U-: -swim U arch Ur back. As far as healing, that's a function controlled by Ur body. A disk that ruptures the annulus, all U can do is B careful, & activity modification. Once it has crossed that barrier, it's only a mater of time B4 it protrudes enough 2 cause leg pain & needs surgery. 4 back pain only the Rx is symptomatic. NSAIDS if able 2 decrease the inflammation & PT helps soothe it. ...Read more
Sir I am having the problem of PIVD (L5-S1) disc. Am doing back strengthening exercises. Nw it is going to be 1 month but the pain is not decresing.
What will happen if I stop performing the exercises prescribed for L5/S1 disc prolapse? I feel lazy as it takes me an hour to complete the exercises.
Lumbar disc: Core spinal strengthening exercises should be simple and not time demanding. Get up with a physiotherapist to show some simple stretching and isomteric strenthening of your core to add to your daily regimen ...Read more
How long does it take to heal small (3mm) L5 S1 hernitation? I am relatively young (21 yo).Is it possible to heal completely? When can I continue sports?
It is possible to: Heal but it may take months. Ask a neurosurgeon for a more definitive answer ...Read more
Back injury (l5-s1). Told to do clamshell exercise. By five reps can't lift top leg from bottom leg. Curious why that would be?
I've a protrusion disc on L5 s1 level and a bulging disc on t12 l1level. I'm an athlete. Do you recommend surgery? I want heal it fast! Thank you
Depends: If it is a really acute problem with much leg pain, low impact aerobic exercise (water exercise, walking) may be the best. For lesser or more chronic pain, you can focus on core stretching and strengthening (tummy and back muscles). You can find some online or better, see your primary provider or a physical therapist. ...Read more
Depends: Spinning is an excellent, low impact activity. For patients with a herniated disk, it can be safe as long as it doesn't worsen symptoms. ...Read more
Will my disc ever heal? Mri result was " minimal disc protrusion at L5 s1 " a year ago. Sometimes im pain free, others I can't sleep from pain.
No, but: Teenager w. Low back pain seemingly told "l5-s1 disk protrusion" cause. Pain comes ; goes ; interferes w. Sleep. Supposed "diagnosis" is radiologic term ; likely wrong choice for "diagnosis". Protruding disks commonly seen in unpained persons. Disk impingement pain decreases w. Lying down as sacroiliac joint subluxation pain worsens. Extreme sports participation? See osteopath for evaluation. ...Read more
Ddd on L5 s1, done p/t, yoga, exercise, chiro, massage, edpidural, nerve block & facet injection, in pain, aside from surgery, what else can I do?
Core strengthening: Core strengthening is the best non-surgical option for DDD at L5-S1. Also, I would recommend the "Treat Your Own Back" by Robin McKenzie (a book) for additional exercises you may find helpful. ...Read more
How often does a bulging disc l5-s1 heals itself %100 for 28 yrs old male who is doing excersies and walking on a daily basis + sleeping 8 hrs a day?
Usually after 12: Weeks one can resume all activities if without ongoing symptoms. ...Read more
I have moderate bilateral l5/s1 facet joint arthrosis. Is arthrosis the same as arthriti? And is this a condition that will fully heal?
Have loose/tore ligaments in l5/s1 facet joints. Will they heal? Could prolotherapy help? Does it heal ligaments completely? I'm just 22 need help
Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more
Do facet ligament tears ever heal? Injured it 6 months ago have a bone spur on one side and popping. L5/s1. I'm just 22 I feel like my life is ruined
Facet: Often they get better with time. For more info go to http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/94871-overview. ...Read more
Does a l5-s1 bulging disk fully heal over time? If it does, how long does it approximitly take to heal? There is a slight tingling in my heel.
Bulging discs never unbuge by themselves. It is possible that symptoms attributed to the bulging disc may resolve over a period of weeks to months. This happens when swelling is the primary cause of irritation of nerve roots causing sciatica. As swelling subsides the symptoms resolve. If the disc is herniated (excessive bulging) and it causes paralysis and severe pain; it often
needs surgery. ...Read more
C3-c4, l5-s1 PID on normal X-ray shown. It didn't shown my l4-l5 ddd (mri dec 09). Will it automatically heal?
Disease seen in 2009 may be difficult to see on plain films in a young person if you did not go on to develop bony changes (facet joint hypertrophy or other changes) Even a herniated disk can "dry up" over time. Ask your doctor to go over the new and old films with you. You can also consult with me if you need another opinion.
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I have pain in lower back. X-Ray reports Lumbar lordosis reduced. Minimal reduction in L4-L5 & L5-S1 disc space. Pl advice cause, medicine, exercise.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints in medicine and the findings on your xray are seen in patients with NO BACK pain as often as those with pain. The most important advice I can give you is EXERCISE! STRENGTHEN THOSE BACK MUSCLES and you will feel better. Your Primary Care Provider can provide you with these exercises Goods Luck Be Well!
Hope this helps
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