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C5-6 Disc bulge. Should I do flexion or extension with Over Door Cervical Traction device? Face door-flexion. Face away- Extension.
3 mod. Bulges at l4-s1 + 1 herniation. Traction helped bulge but reduced lumbar curve. Will lumbar pillow help regain the curve? Does it add more disc pressure? -feels uncofortable b/c of curve loss
Slight disc bulge at l4/l5. Treatment needed? Will traction make disc go back in? Or just back exercises will do?
Integrative care: A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials. Physical therapy and other conservative measures, including medication management, are considered first line treatment. If these fail, your physician may recommend epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
Spinal MRI- multilevel disk & facet degen. scar tissue encasing S1,roots, Bulges &herniations, flat vent. dural sac, narrow foramin/spinal. Bad pain?
Degenerative disease: These findings may be the cause of your back pain. But how to take care of the pain is a whole other concern. You may do well with a combination of pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, and pain patches or liniments. Rheumatologists and orthopedists can give injections after doing tests to pinpoint the location and mechanism of the pain, such as pinched nerves. Lastly operation if need ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had anterior labral focal depression operated through binocular surgery last year.Now while exercising (bench press)feel something hard in upper back?
Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does spinal decompress. Traction change disc morphology on a rounded, degenerated, bulging disc axial view ? Does disc "heighten" and contract inwards or does it absorb fluid and expand outwards?
Not reaqlly: Helps to relieve spasm.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, but the incident or cause of floaters is a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more
Mri cspine. Shallow posterior 1mm-2mm central disc protrusion c5-c6, straightend lordosis. Coudl this cause tinnitus, loss of visual acuity, off balance?
If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?
Back pain L4/5 bulging discs, physical therapy doesn't help, but sitting on large excercise ball helps. Can i strengthen back/core muscles this way?
Yes: there are a few ways to strengthen your core and take some strain off of your low back joints and disks somewhat - usually the PT can help design core strengthening exercises for you to work on nand progress with over about 8 weeks - however, it is possible that PT in general can aggravate whatever the pain generator in the back is as well ...Read more