treatment of herniated disc sciatic pain

is it likely to have an excessive bone growth on a vertabrae that hits the sciatic nerve instead of a bulging or herniated disc?

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Dr. Mark C. Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Age can help


incidence of disk herniations is highest in th middle range 35 to 55 while bone spurs more likely when older surgically it is academic question. remove pressure nerve feels better disc herniation have a15% reoccurence rate bone spurs dont usually grow back . but symptoms can return with settling and time.
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Dr. Barry A. Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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No


But it's not impossible.
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Seven weeks ago Doctor said I have a herniated disc in lower back .and sciatic nerve damage. I did theropy and it hurts worse now. No improvement?

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Dr. Zachary Levine
Neurosurgery
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Radiculopathy


Most herniated disks will get better on their own, however if the symptoms worsen after conservative treatment then other methods should be investigated. Surgery is an option when weakness, pain and sensory loss all correlate to the location of the disk herniation. Usually physical therapy, steroid injections and other methods are employed first. Seven weeks is not a long time. But try another way
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I have a L5 S1 herniated disc which is laying on sciatic nerve. Any alternatives to surgery? Epidural &cortisone not an option. I have no health ins

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Dr. Kenneth S. Cheng
Family Medicine
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Therapy


With a herniated disc: leg weakness=surgery; no leg weakness=therapy. Therapy will consist of cold packs, stretching and strengthening muscles, avoidance of any heavy lifting, anti-inflammatory medications, and possibly physical therapy. See your family doctor for a thorough evaluation and an explanation of all your options.
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Dr. Michael D. Klein
Family Medicine
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OMM


Osteopathic Manipulation might be able to give you some relief in this case. You should hunt around a bit for someone who specializes in treating low back pain and see what they can do for you.
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Chronic Back Pain

Haiku

Lace up your shoes with your legs crossed, so you do not stretch the sciatic nerve.

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Ive been having pain from my l5 herniated disc for about a year now. What is the best treatment?

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Lumbar disk


The decision to have surgery for a disc problem is divided into leg and back pain. A discectomy is done for leg pain while a fusion may be indicated for back pain related to the disc. Studies suggest the long term (2year) outcome can look similar whether surgery or rehab is chosen. The main indication for surgery is the inability to tolerate the severity of pain.
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How do I reduce my back pain from a herniated disc after months of treatment with little success?

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Dr. Mark C. Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Acurate diagnosis


Finding and treating the pain generatoror advanced pain mgmt techniques.
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Angina and Chest Pain

Do's And Don'ts

Chronic angina treatment requires the right meds coupled with close f/u. Many options available

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What is the best treatment for large left herniated disc l2 l3 And pain upon sitting or lying down.

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Dr. Justin L. Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Depends on pain


Most disc herniations heal with time. Depending on pain levels, medications like antiinflammatories and muscle relaxers are often helpful. If there is severe enough pain, an epidural injection may help. About 10% to 15% of patients need surgery.
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After suffering from herniated disc 3 years ago, after the treatment. There is still pain in right side of my lower back, hip, and whole leg. help.

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
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See your surgeon


Check with your neurosurgeon. Dynamic flexion extension Xrays to check for instability etc. EMG and MRI help find a residual nerve compression but your symptoms (whole leg pain) do not suggest a nerve root issue. Several patients have recommended John E. Sarno's back pain book (it is on #1 or #2 on Amazon for back pain books)
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Is there treatment for a herniated disc?

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Varies


If just an incidental finding on a study with no symptoms, no treatment. For most others with symptoms, time is the best healer. Other treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, exercise, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections & where needed, lifestyle changes such as weight control & smoking cessation. 10% go onto surgery. There are few times when it is a surgical emergency

What is the treatment for a herniated disc?

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Varies


If just an incidental finding on a study with no symptoms, no treatment. For most others with symptoms, time is the best healer. Other treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, exercise, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections & where needed, lifestyle changes such as weight control & smoking cessation. 10% go onto surgery. There are few times when it is a surgical emergency
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What is a good treatment for herniated disc in back?

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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First, lifestyle


changes in terms of not being a smoker, staying trim,,regular exercise (emphasis on core strength ) & regular sleep habits. Most are treated non op with back support, PT, medication & pain management options which could include: epidural steroid injections, 90% are treated without surgery and if surgery is needed 95% success rate when leg pain worse than back pain and a nonsmoker
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