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What Happens If I Do Not Get Treatment For Herniated Disk
You save money and: You have a 90% chance of getting better on your own, the same success as if i were treating you non operatively although i could make you more comfortable physically and mentally while your body healed itself as well as giving you advice as to how to minimize its recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several things : Time is biggest healer as 90% resolve with no surgery. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise are important- core strengthening, cardiovascular & flexibility. This can be learned through physical therapy. Some people like to use inversion tables for traction or try acupuncture or even chiropractic . Epidural steroid injections an option & if warranted, surgery. ...Read more
Herniated disc : If physical therapy for the herniated disc makes the pain worse then stop it. Ask your physician for another nonoperative measure such as a cortisone shot with a pain management physician. If you exhaust all the nonoperative measures and the pain is limiting you in your daily activities then surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
" bulging disk": Initial treatment for symptomatic bulging disc is conservative (eg physical therapy, non-opioid analgesics, etc.) and also addresses preventative measures. Depending on severity of the symptoms, injections for pain control may be utilized. For more severe cases, surgery may be indicated. The course of treatment is determined by symptoms and objective findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows.: There's no age limit for treating TMJ problems, and what may happen if it's not treated depends on what the problem is, how severe it is, and many other clinical findings. Most TMJ problems are self-limited....They get better on their own without specific treatment. However, if you've had it awhile (more than six months) it may become a chronic problem. Treatment now may keep it from getting worse. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: mitral stenosis as it progresses causes the Left atrium to enlarge and can cause a-Fib . This can lead to increased pulmonary pressures which can lead to right heart failure. So there is a drop in cardiac out put from deceased pre-load and severe pulmonary hypertension leading to edema,ascites ,etc. The drs can do a surface echo,TEE,right and left heart cath to evaluate and time the surgery. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?
Back surgery!!!: When faced with this question know that not all back pains are caused by a herniated disc & not all herniated discs require surgery. Guided pt, injections & other options may help. In severe cases, in cases where conservative care failed, in cases with neurological deficit, surgery may be the best & only option. If surgery needed, ask questions; don't be afraid to get pain relief sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernias: Will enlarge and become painful or cosmetically unacceptable. If it becomes painful, then it can incarcerate to strangulate, so it becomes urgent that you undergo surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon for an opinion on when it needs to be repaired. ...Read more
What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?
See a doctor: As I am sure you know the peroneal tendon travels down the outside portion of the leg and is held in place by strong connecti ve tissue. The tendon can displace after an ankle sprain or in activities where frequent turning is required. if not treated it may slip in and out of place which can be very uncomfortable. a sports medicine doc will fix it. ...Read more
See the cause: Many reasons. If persistant would see your doc to see why. Metabolic and structural issues can cause. ...Read more
I have a slipped disk and spinal stenosis. They want me to have surgery. What does this consist of?
Ask Surgeon.: Always best to run these questions by your operating surgeon. He/she will know exactly what is planned; keep in mind, that different surgeons may do things differently. Also best to be well-informed about the potential risk/complications associated with the planned procedure. Educate yourself about success rates and make sure you have enough help during your recovery period. Best wishes. ...Read more
If I have a Spinal Headche, do I need to get the blood patch? What if I don't get it? What can I do?
Response: Hope it turns out well. If you are unsure, get a second neurosurgical opinion. There are some surgeons who have loads of experience in this area, so, you might prefer a respected, skillful practitioner, who has performed many such procedures. ...Read more
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