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What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

Back and leg pain: Most common symptoms are back pain that radiates to one or both of the legs. This is often made worse by bending and twisting or sitting for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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What happens if you have a slipped disk in my lower back?

Slipped disc?: Depends on wether your MRI results indicate a protruding disc or a herniated disc, and whether or not the involved disc material is encroaching on any nerves or you spinal cord. If you do not have a surgical lesion, then your treatment options are multiple, including but not limited to physical therapy, spinal manipulation, lumbar traction, weight reduction if applicable. Your dr. Should advise u. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

What treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

Exercises, ect.: Slipped or herniated disc most time does not result in pain and does not require treatment. Mackenzie exercises are an excellent start in trying to alleviate the pain. I would recommend that you are instructed by a physical therapist. Short term chiropractic care may also be beneficial. Oral steroids, nsaids, epidural steroid injections all may beneficial. If all fail then surgery may be an option. ...Read more

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Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?

Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?

Bulging disc: is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the US leading to nerve problem. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. It is a conservative non-surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder that runs into back of arm when moving or sitting slouched. I have a slipped disk in my lower back is this from it?

Not likely. : Disc problems in the low back can cause irritation of the lumbar nerves leading to pain, tingling, numbness, in the legs. The nerves that go to the arms start out in the neck (cervical spine). Pain from the shoulder going down the arm can be a number of things including pinched nerves in the neck or near the shoulder, muscle problems, or problems in the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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I suffer from fibromyalgia and have a bulging disk in my lower back, the pain has got so unbearable in the last 4 years that i can't take it anymore.

Lots to try: First, it sounds like you are quite distressed by your symptoms. There is hope for relief. Find a doctor who has a lot of experience treating fibromyalgia. Have them see if the bulging disc is responsible for any of your pain as it often is not. Treatment often requires a combination of physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Meds like cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) or Lyrica can be helpful too. ...Read more

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Are steroid shots that are injected into a bulging disk, neck and lower back, an effective procedure, does it help with the pain. I am really nervous?

Are steroid shots that are injected into a bulging disk, neck and lower back, an effective procedure, does it help with the pain.  I am really nervous?

Yes: But they're not injected into the disk. Steroids can be injected into the facet joints or into epidural spaces. Epidurals are very safe and effective for sciatica and can also be used to treat spinal stenosis, but less effectively. And yes, they help to reduce pain. ...Read more

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When i sit in a chair and try to do straight leg raises it hurts so much in my lower back ? I do have a history of a bulging disk at L5 s1 help

"Doctor: It hurts...: The right and first answer when they hear that doing something hurts, is to tell the patient not to do the thing that hurts. I see no benefit of you doing straight leg raises with pain. Perhaps it is time to get back to the doctor to figure out what to do with your spine injury. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis in me not active. MRI shows bulging disk in neck an lower back (bulging in not out) Does it have anything to do with my walking?

Multiple Sclerosis in me not active. MRI shows bulging disk in neck an lower back (bulging  in not out) Does it have anything to do with my walking?

Let's analyze: If you possess bulging discs in neck and back, these are NOT affecting your walking in any fashion. You claim your Multiple Sclerosis is "not active", but instead, is it Secondary Progressive? Do you have a co-morbidity of B-12 deficiency? Is your neurologist an MS focused specialist? Do you need a second opinion? If your gait is deteriorating, there are reasons, and you need answers. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in lower back that comes on sometimes with movement and sitting pluse electrical shocks in hips also cramping at night.Bulging disk?

I have sharp pain in lower back that comes on sometimes with movement and sitting pluse electrical shocks in hips also cramping at night.Bulging disk?

A few causes: There could be early arthritic change in the lower back, but you might have a facet issue, or sacra-iliac problems, or merely muscular strain/sprain. A physical therapist could help instruct for a home exercise program, which would allow you control and stabilization of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is it that when i bend by neck down it hurts in my lower back? Hurts a lot to sneeze I do have a bulging disk L5 s1 hurts to get up from sitting

Direct reason is : Because flexion of neck places tension on the spinal cord. But your symptoms could be from meningitis, not from disc. So i would have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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My doctor has told me I have a bulging disk in my neck and lower back. The pain has now spread around to my hip. Is this normal? Been on gabapentin.

Back and hip. : Bulging disks in the low back can certainly cause hip pain. Discs however in the neck do not. It is very common for pain to start in the back and slowly progress and start to radiate along the path of the nerve which can be in fact in the hip area. Gabapentin tends to work best for burning or searing pain however dull achy toothache like discomfort rarely responds to that medication. ...Read more

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Treatment recommendations for spinal stenosis combined with 4 bulging disk in lower lumbar?

Treatment recommendations for spinal stenosis combined with 4 bulging disk in lower lumbar?

Verify actually caus: Verify that is actually causing the symptoms. Are there specific objective neurologic findings? ...Read more

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What is treatment for a slipped disk in lumbar region?

What is treatment for  a slipped disk in lumbar region?

Usually no surgery: 90% of disc herniations get better without surgery. Treatment includes: activity modification, medication, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and time. Not all need to be done. In those that do not get better or have significant issues like a muscle weakness or symptom progression or bowel/bladder issues, surgery has a 90% success rate in a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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Most effective way to treat bulging disk in the lumbar spine?

Most effective way to treat bulging disk in the lumbar spine?

Time: Physical therapy and time to start. Most symptoms will resolve over 3-6 months. There are other more invasive treatments but i would recommend conservative treatment to start. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

What are the symptoms?After lower back surgery for a herniated disk?

Usually none except: Most disc surgeries are successful when done for primarily sciatic pain in a non smoker, 90-95%. There is usually some incisional pain based on the size of incision. There may or may not be some residual pain in the leg usually due to ongoing nerve irritation from its prior compression by the disc or by the manipulation during surgery. Sometimes, there can be residual neurologic symptoms ...Read more

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