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Things To Avoid After Lumbar Disc Herniation
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic deficit, such as weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder incontinence, you can first try conservative therapy with stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. If these don't provide relief, you should consult with a pain doctor. ...Read more
Herniated disc at L5-S1 compresses the dural sac,and lumbar canal stenosis at that area,sciatica(left leg)...do I need surgery??
Can all disc bulges recover shape and decompress nerves over time? How to determine if a disc is ruptured, aside from discogram?
Short answer - no: Not all disc bluges or herniations will decompress or recover shape. Some of them may remain stable and not change or become worse depending on a variety of factors. If you'd like to know the stability of your disc bugles and their effect on nerves, you should see a neurologist. He or she may recommend an MRI of your spine to document changes over time. ...Read more
Several: Generally, you're going to want to avoid high impact exercises as they may worsen the herniation. Avoid rapid starts and stops. Emphasize exercises that gently stretch, like yoga, and remember to respect your body; when something causes you pain, don't do it. I would also strongly advise seeing someone who specializes in this type of problem. You need to fix it and not make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to herniated disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
Have sciatica from bulging lumbar discs. Doing PT. Will pain ever go away? Or likely worsen or herniate before improving?
Already have: "Bulging" MEANS herniated. A herniation can be very mild or it can be severe. The first thing you have to ascertain is if your pain really is coming from your discs. It doesn't always. There are other causes, including none that can be found in testing. ...Read more
Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?
It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more
See below: Unfortunately our backs start degenerating in our late teens. Strengthening the core abdominal muscles, and back muscles . Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, weight-loss regimen if necessary, avoid smoking, avoid trauma are a few recommendations. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: If a disc herniation is severe enough, it can lead to neurologic issues because of nerve compressions. Therefore, a disc hernation can potentially lead to pain, change in bowel function, and change in bladder function - including urinary retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell the surgeon: Start by discussing it with the surgeon. There are many mechanisms involved in producing local and radicular pain. ...Read more
Would plank exercises be safe on degenerated bulging lumbar discs or would it cause further stress and damage?
Cauda Equina : Syndrome when a disc in the lumbar region herniates and compresses the sac of nerves known as the thecal sac or even the end of the spinal cord known as the conus with enough pressure to cause the bladder not to function usually associated with numbness in the region where you would sit on a horse's saddle-saddle anesthesia. This is a true emergency and needs immediate evaluation and surgery. ...Read more
Are chin ups and push ups ok to do if I have sciatica due to bulging disc n degenrative disc in the lumbar region?
OK with Technique: Exercis is always good even with slight injury to help heal faster, however you must take caution with the use of proper technique. Prolonged extension and flexion of the spine can make things worse. Use the rule of thumb if it hurts afterwards don't do that again until you are feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?
What could cervical disk herniation aggravate into? Can the neck break or something?how to slow wear and tear after diagnosis.
Neck can't break,but: Your neck can;t break,but you could get articular nerve pain, numbness and tingling at that level. You should make sure you have a proper head rest in your car. and if you swim don't dive. A physical therapist can instruct you in gentle strengthening exercises and activities to avoid. ...Read more
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