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Symptoms Of Bulging Disk In Lower Back
Have a bulging disk in my lower back and the pain keeps getting worse what can I do to ease the pain?
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.
The disks are protective shock-absorbing pads between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). The disks of the spine are also referred to as intervertebral disks. Although they do not actually "slip, " a disk may move, split, or rupture. This can cause the disk cartilage and nearby tissue to fail (herniate), allowing the inner gel portion of the disk to escape ...Read more
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
It can: It is a safe treatment option that does help some. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more
Hi I've got sharp pain in lower back that comes on when moving also electoral shocks it's worse at night. Pain not alway there, is this bulging disk?
Don't know: Muscles and facet joints can cause localised pain and are the commonest causes. Talk to your pcp. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Verify actually caus: Verify that is actually causing the symptoms. Are there specific objective neurologic findings? ...Read more
I have an MRI from a year ago showing a bulging disk in my lumbar spine as well as signs of a spinal hemangiomas. Prior to the MRI, I experienced 4 years of Chronic Pain that no one could figure out the cause of. I am still in pain on a daily basis and it
Is it ok that I feel uncomfortable especially while im sitting and feeling something dislocated on my left lower back in a recent minor bulging disc?
Either of 2: See an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Is the plank safe for a bulging disc? Sometimes when I do I get little electric shocks in my lower back.
Planks are usually safe for a bulging disc. Anything that strengthens the core should be helpful. However, when you experience pain, that is your body's way of protecting you from doing damage. It is a sign that you should do something different.
A good physical therapist can guide your exercise routine appropriately. ...Read more
I'm 19 and I have bulging discs in my lower back. Should I bend forward or bend backward to treat it? How long will it take to heal?
How effective are lower back surgeries for for bulging disc n are there any side effects. Does it limit u from doing certain things?
Be careful: Studies have shown a poor correlation between a "bulging disc" and the presence of back pain. Some would consider back surgery only in the presence of definite abnormalities of the neurological exam with leg (and not just back) symptoms. Removal of parts of the disc with fusion can be done but even if successful there can be emerging problems later at the disc sites above/below the current site. ...Read more
I took some glucosamine to maximize my joint health though I did not need it. Could this be the cause of my bulging discs in my lower back?
Hi, I’m 46, female, have chronic pain across my chest area in my back, recent mri of lower back shows bulging disc 3, 4, 5... what could be wrong?
I have a lower back injury. (bulging disc and degenerative back disease) I used to run 3 to 4 miles a day before this injury. Can I run with this?
Yes: These diagnoses are radiologist terms for images on films. Bulges no longer considered significant pathology as they once were. Bulges & degenerative disk disease not necessarily related to back pain. Many your age without back pain have same MRI findings. See osteopath for hands-on evaluation. You might have soft tissue sacroiliac joint disorder. See my chronic pain board at quora. Com (free). ...Read more
For the past weeks I've been undergoing therapy for a bulging disc including epidural injections in neck. I feel a knot in my lower back. Any idea?
You may have LS dic: Lumbar and cervical discs often appear in the same patients. Consult your spine doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, then you don't have to, but may want to see one to discuss first non-surgical options of treatment and then if they do not work, then possible surgical options. ...Read more
I have a cyst on my right ovary and my lower back has two bulging discs. My doctor says my back is giving me all the pain and not the cyst is this true?
Cysts are common:
Cysts are quite common. The body makes cysts in many places, often for reasons we don't fully understand.
Ovarian cysts can cause pain, if they rupture, in which case the pain would be temporary. If the pain is persistent, its likely a different source, perhaps your back? ...Read more
I have been diagnoised with three bulging discs in lower back, along with stenosis of spine, but the pain in my groin and pelvic area is getting as bad as my lower back, my dr. Recommends pt, should I request another mri, I had one a yr. Ago.?
Repeat MRI: If your symptoms are new, you may need another mri. Disc protrusions may cause groin and hip pain. With that said, physical therapy is a good start and should be tried before jumping back in the magnet. Note: if pain is severe or you are having sensory symptoms or weakness, an MRI is indicated. ...Read more
I have torn muscles in my lower back. I also believe I have bulging discs. I have been in horrible pain for the past few months. I can't afford to see a doctor or a chiropractor. Is there anything that you could recommend to ease the pain. Suggestions? T
I have a bulging disc and lumbar spinal stenosis. I have a bad lower back tattoo that needs to be covered. Can getting it cause any damage?
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