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Supplements For Lumbar Disc Disease
Can you tell me the life expectancy of an individual with degenerative cervical and lumbar disc disease?
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
The studies are hit: Or miss with glucosamine for joints overall, and discs are a difficult area to get nutrients to, so they may not be able to get much from glucosamine. That being said, some people really do have good results. It is a benign treatment that may actually help a great deal if you are one of the lucky few! ...Read more
What are indications for spinal stimulation implant? I have cervical spondyl. and torn lumbar disc w/ degenerative disc disease. Tens unit helps.
My husband has lumbar disc disease and has had fusions at L4-L5, L5-L6. He bent down to pickup something and now he is in pain with spasms. should he take his zanaflex (tizanidine) 4mg or flexeril 10mg he has prescriptions for both?
Which excercises are helpfull or ok to carry out without harming myself since I have lumbar disc degenrative disease(l3-l4, l4-l5, l5-s1) with sciatica?
70-90%: The normal young adult disk is about 70-90% water, but it is held in the cells and other parts of the disk. Some of the molecules act like sponges to suck in and hold onto the water molecules. As we stand and sit and work throughout the day, some gets squeezed out; when we lie down and rest, those molecules suck it back in. As the disk ages, the percentage will decrease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second Opinion: I suspect that you meant 5 millimeters, not centimeters. The need for surgery is dependent on many things. Are you having neurologic problems such as weakness, numbness or pain. Is the condition something that you can resolve with nsaids, rest, massage, and so forth. If in any doubt discuss this with a different surgeon than the one who is suggesting surgery. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more