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Surgery For A Bulging Disc
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
Maybe: You are a surgical candidate if 3 criteria are met: 1.) pain that lasts more than 6 months and that has failed to respond to nonsurgical measures. 2.) there is a surgically "correctable" problem. In the case of a bulging disc, one does not know the answer to this until a discogram has been performed. Yes, bulging discs can be sources of severe pain. 3.) you determine that you can't live with it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 18yr old son just found out he has a bulging disc l3-l4is there something else or new beside surgery?
Many other things: Surgery is not the first treatment option for bulging discs. In fact, it is usually the last option if it is appropriate at all. Usually, treatment includes medications and physical therapy. Many people seek chiropractic care. If there are leg symptoms, often interventional pain management can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 bulging disc and 2 herniated disc and shots did not help and I want to know what to try next or go ahead with surgery?
Bulging discs: Herniated and bulging discs are basically arthritis of the spine. In the low back, the most common course of treatment is nonoperative. If cortisone shots are not working, physical therapy, chiropractic care, back bracing, traction and neuropathic pain medicine such as Neurontin (gabapentin) may help reduce the pain. If these fail or there is significant weakness then surgery is indicated. See the neurosurgeon ...Read more
I've a protrusion disc on L5 s1 level and a bulging disc on t12 l1level. I'm an athlete. Do you recommend surgery? I want heal it fast! thank you
Is a bulging disc that is 8.7 mm in my L4-5 a candidate for surgery? It's causing me to lose all strength in my right leg and I can't walk on it.
Bulging Disc: It depends on wether or not the disc is impinging on the nerve or spinal cord. I'm sure that a physician ordered the radiological study that gives you the information on the disc. Consult with him/her about the next steps in your treatment. You can always get a second opinion if not satisfied with heir recommendations. ...Read more
Do I need surgery for a Bulging disc compressing on thec sac, I have intermittent nerve pain in legs ?
Bulging disc: Just having a bulging disc dose not mean surgery. Your pain is intermittent only - what matters is are there ant other features (weakness, sensory deficit etc...) and how bad the pain is in terms of what you can and cannot do. ...Read more
Ongoing pain in neck and trapped nerve. After having a mri and xray it has been confirmed bulging disc between c5 c6. Surgery next option?
Cervical spine surge: Surgery should be your last option. More than 90% of damaged discs heal by themselves over time. For ongoing nerve pain and neck pain , you should get a cervical epidural steroid injection done by a qualified and experienced pain physician under x-ray guidance. Also start physical therapy as soon as you can to relieve muscular spasm. ...Read more
I've had lumbar spine surgery 4yrs ago.... L4 L5 S1 and now after the surgery I have a bulging disc directly on the nerve. What can I do for pain?
I have herniated disc and bulging disc L4 L5 L5 s1 i had a snrb done and nothing is working does this mean surgery ? I have trouble walking too
Please see below: Herniated disc can be a generic term and not necessarily symptomatic unless it causes nerve root compression. In this case its most important to be able to correlate your symptoms with the specific nerve root impingement. It may be that the symptomatic nerve root has not been injected yet. Even if you don't respond to an epidural, a discectomy that can be done minimally invasively can help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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