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Whats a disk herniation?

Whats a disk herniation?

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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What is a disc herniation like?

What is a disc herniation like?

It is when the inner: Material or nucleus pulposus moves through outer layer or annulus fibrosis which is thick & tough in most areas with the nucleus gel like at a younger age and dries out as we age to a consistency like crabmeat. As we age, the annulus develops cracks or tears which can expand & allow the nucleus out. The peak incidence for this is between ages30-50. Stepping on a jelly doughnut is an example. ...Read more

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Can sex make disc herniation worse?

Can sex make disc herniation worse?

Sometimes: Any activity that increases intra-abdominal pressure (tightening of the stomach muscles) will increase the pressure on the disc and thus pinch a nerve harder. This can be uncomfortable until the symptoms of the herniated disc resolve. ...Read more

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Can disc herniation cause disabity?

It can but is : Usually self limiting as 90% get better non operatively and those that need surgery have a 90% success rate. Rarely, a disc herniation can cause permanent neurologic deficit but most of the time it is not a total disability. ...Read more

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Is a 3mm disk herniation considered bad?

No: Not unless it bothers you. I would see a spine specialist if you are having sciatica pain that is not resolving. ...Read more

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What is disc herniation? How is it treated?

What is disc herniation? How is it treated?

Varies : A disc acts as a cushion between two vertebrae in the spinal column. The disc consists of an inner soft part surrounded by tough fibers known as the annulus. If the annulus tears, the soft inner part can herniated out through the tear. It can then cause irritation of a nerve and subsequent pain. Herniations can heal by themselves, but they can also cause severe pain. Many treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes disc herniations to be asymmetric?

What causes disc herniations to be asymmetric?

Interesting Question: Most likely the answer is that you yourself are not symmetric in any way shape or form. There are asymmetries found in your body and spine all the time and which leads to the disc herniation also being asymmetric. Another common reason is that the ligament that hold the disc in place does not cover the whole disc only the central part, which leads to the disc herniation going to one or the other ...Read more

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How should I address c-5, c-6 disc herniation?

How should I address c-5, c-6 disc herniation?

Depends: A c5/6 cervical disc herniation is a commonly seen pathology in a spine surgical setting. Many can be treated conservatively without surgery with time, meds, and therapy. There are cases that are more severe in which surgery may need to be done in acute (emergent) or chronic (failure of non-op) conditions. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have a disc herniation so how can they fix it?

90% are treated : without surgery with time the biggest healer along with guided exercise, activity modification, not smoking, and for symptom relief-use of various medications if no contraindications like oral steroids, NSAIDs, Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin). Epidural steroid injections can be considered. If no better &leg or arm symptoms predominant over back or neck pain, surgery an option with > 90% success rate. ...Read more

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What is it like to recover from a C6 herniation?

What is it like to recover from a C6 herniation?

Operate/no operate: Ask your neurosurgeon or ortho spine surgeon for details about operative vs non-operative care for your disc herniation. If you choose surgery, ask your surgeon for length of recovery. Outcomes from single-level cervical spine surgery to treat disc herniations show 90% to 95% of patients reporting excellent and good outcomes. Take a friend to hear about the risk/benefit analysis of your case. ...Read more

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