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Urination Problems Ruptured Disc
Bad Disc & Urination: The lower back (lumbar area) overlies the area where nerves that control bladder function run. Should a bulging disc or narrowed canal irritate these nerves then increase in urgency or frequency commonly occurs. It is possible to have the bladder respond in the reverse, with retention of urine. If you have known disc problems and experience worsening urinary issues, contact your spine doctor. ...Read more
Ruptured disk is also known as Bulging disk. A ruptured disk, also called a herniated disk, is a condition where a disk between two spinal bones has an outer weakness that allows the disk to protrude out. This can result in no symptoms, local inflammation and pain, the bulge impinging on a nerve, or weakness or lack of sensation in the part of the body that ...Read more
I am having pain in my lower rib on the right sure and it runs into my middle back. I have 2 ruptured disc midback.. Could that be the problem?
My husband has 4 ruptured disc in the lumbar and his dr is wanting to do a lumbar facet joint injections will this help him? This is a new dr that has just seen him 1 time. My husband has had 2 mri's and he has had this problem for 5 years
Back : Back pain maybe caused by the disks, facet joints, muscles, nerves, spinal cord not to mention other organ systems. Facet joint arthritis is a common cause of back pain and often responds well to injections, radiofrequency burning of facet nerves and endoscopic rhizotomy cutting of facet nerves. Please see my avvo health guide on facet disease. ...Read more
Not really: Ruptured discs will often heal with time. Treatment is only needed if the pain is bothersome or there are other associated symptoms such as weakness in the arms or legs. If you do not have pain that limits you or these other symptoms, it will likely get better. See a spine specialist if you are having issues, and there are no specific home remedies for that. ...Read more
Unanswerable: I am sorry to report but there is no answer or even a close approximation to a good answer to this question. There are just way too many variables. ...Read more
They vary: Typically when people refer to a ruptured disc they are describing pain from pressure on the root of one of the radicular nerves that emerge from either side of the spine at every vertebral level and sense pain from a particular area of the body. The most common are the sciatic nerves which serve each leg hence sciatica is pain shooting down one leg usually from disc pressure on the sciatic root. ...Read more
McKensie: The best exercises are those that keep the back in a hyperextension or extension state. Mckensie exercises are the best known for ruptured disc/herniated disc injuries with pressure on the adjacent nerve root. In any circumstance, do not put the back into a flexion state (bending forward). ...Read more
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