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Doctor insights on: Stretching Exercises To Heal An L5 S1

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Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Herniated disc?: If you do not have nerve compression resulting in pain or bladder/bowel dysfunction, your body will eventually form scar tissue around the new place the disc rests and the symptoms will improve. This can take 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Why use both williams and mckenzie exercise on herniated nucleus polposus l5-s1?

Why use both williams and mckenzie exercise on herniated nucleus polposus 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

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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 have a slip disc in l5 s1 and I am 24. Will it heal after some time or it be like this life long?

Can heal: A European study suggested that most disc ruptures, dry out and shrink by 9-10 months, and unless severe neurological problems are progressing, it is best to avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more

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I had an injury in my lower back where the disk space between L5 & s1 has decreased. How long will it take to heal?

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

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What are some good, safe exercises to do with L5/S1 Herniated/Bulging disc?

What are some good, safe exercises to do with L5/S1 Herniated/Bulging disc?

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.
Thank You
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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Recommend: Swimming is one of the best approaches to take pressure off back, but strengthen and stretch core muscles. Even can be used with full disc ruptures, but works very well in rehab setting, when disc has desiccated and become smaller. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

CanGetWorseAndBetter: Grade2 Spondylolisthesis can get worse without treatment and can become grade3
And with exercises for muscle strengrhening of lower back and abdomen it can go to grade1 ...Read more

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Is swimming good exercise for disc herniation and help in healing it for l5 s1.

Is swimming good exercise for disc herniation and help in healing it for l5 s1.

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

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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.

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.

Depends....: Degree of protrusion, edema, entrapment, body habitus, other associated problems..........has impact. Go for Physical therapy. Use hard bed. If overweight. ....loose. If driving.....use a gel cushion. Of course see PMD. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What exercise can put me back in shape from this lumbar pain (l5/s1 slightly narrow).?

What exercise can put me back in shape from this lumbar pain (l5/s1 slightly narrow).?

Abdominal: Strengthening exercises. Beach body programs like Hip Hop Abs use tilt tuck and tighten method. This actually works well to stabilize your lumbar spine without putting a lot of stress on it (I'd avoid crunches and sit ups without supervision) ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sciatic nerve: Hi Sharik, it sounds like you may be aggravating the sciatic nerve. Keep rehabbing and doing your exercises. Eventually, it will get better. Hope that helps ...Read more

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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

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

Not enough info: Generally these issues will not require surgery. Look for other causes of back pain at age 19, particularly spondylitis unless there is nerve entrapment and you do not respond to conservative therapy, surgery is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are good exercises for lower back pain due to herniated l5/s1 disc?

What are good exercises for lower back pain due to herniated l5/s1 disc?

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

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I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

I have a herniated disc in my lower back (l5-s1). Is it safe to do spinning as exercise?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I had lumbar discectomy my L5 s1 I was wandering how long the dics closed/heal?

Usually after 12: Weeks one can resume all activities if without ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have moderate bilateral l5/s1 facet joint arthrosis. Is arthrosis the same as arthriti? And is this a condition that will fully heal?

I have moderate bilateral l5/s1 facet joint arthrosis. Is arthrosis the same as arthriti? And is this a condition that will fully heal?

See details: The terms in this instance both signify osteoarthritis. It will not heal although the back pain can resolve over time or with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

No: 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

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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?

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?

Degenerative disc: 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 been in back, hip&pelvis pain for 1 month since I got injured. I don't know if it is from the l5-s1 bulging disc or 50-75% ddd? Will it heal?

It likely from just: Muscular sprain/strain. Those can be very painful, but good news is that they all heal well eventually. The disc bulge and ddd is normal findings on your MRI -- it happens in everyone, and continues as we get older. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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

Dr Z ...Read more