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What Activities Should I Avoid If I Have A Herniated Disc
Ones that cause pain: This is only in the acute phase. Over time, activity helps the herniated disc to heal. For example, if there are twins, one fat and one thin, the fat twin will have the better looking discs. Instead of thinking of activity as a problem, think of it as a solution! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
as usual, it depends: The severity and location of the herniation as well as any neurologic compromise dictate what activities you should avoid. In general, any heavy lifting should be avoided. ...Read more
What will fix a herniated disc, will I ever be able to go back to normal daily activities or will this pain last forever?
It varies: Most herniated disks heal on their own. The leg pain usually subsides, but some chronic low back pain is common. The best thing most people can do is to be as normal as possible during the early phase, but limiting uncomfortable positions/activities, heavy lifting, bending, twisting. Low impact aerobic activity is excellent for low back health (30 minutes 3 times a week minimum). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sexual activities like ejaculation and orgasm cause worsening symptoms in patients with Spinal stenosis , Herniated disc , Bulging disc ?
Is it true that most people return to do the physical activities they love after a herniated disk surgery?
What is best for a moderate pain herniated disk, rest or activity? I waited a week before resuming running/incline walking and the pain is now worse.
Yes: Not only can you, but the vast majority of herniated discs are not painful. We know this by looking at many mris of patients without back pain where many herniated discs are seen. Getting a herniated disc is like getting a cold or a headache. It is part of life. Some herniated discs can cause pain, however. The art of the evaluator is to discern whether your disc is what is causing your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently found out that I have a herniated disc (o5 i think). Will i ever have a full recovery and be able to do everything i did before?
If symptomatic now ?: By o i assume it's c-5.If you r symptomatic & have arm pain due 2 the disk, & there is surgery being contemplated @ur age, u r expecting a cure. This is not the usual outcome. This would b nice but it involves a fusion & i would not expect a full recovery & a return 2 all of ur usual activities, if u try u would b @ a risk of further injury. U & parents need 2 ask ur surgeon these questions. ...Read more
Rare: A ruptured or herniated disc in a young (16) year old patient is rare in the absence of trauma. However, it can happen and if it is symptomatic with back pain with radiation down one of the legs, you may consider a consultation with a neurosurgeon. Most would be reluctant to do any operation unless all of the conservative measures (physical therapy, pain consult) have been exhausted. ...Read more
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
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