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What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

What is the recommended exercise for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Many possibilities: There are many exercises for disc disease. Some include stretching-lying on your back and pulling one knee to the chest and repeat with the other; strengthening-see my back exercise health guide for tips; reverse arch push ups-doing push ups but not with a rigid back instead arching your back backwards. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist for the best exercises for your condition. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Are there exercises for disc prolapse and disc herniation?

Yes: There are exercises for patients with disc issues. Most deal with core abdominal strengthening and may also help with flexibility. There are different programs, such as mckenzie, that aim to help the back and leg pain. Before starting a program, check with your spine specialist for what is best and safe for your particular issue. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for herniated disk?

What do you recommend for herniated disk?

Proper evaluation: This needs an appropriate evaluation. How much damage is it causing. A few need immediate emergency surgery while most need appropriate physical therapy. In some cases injection of corticosteroids in the back in a location called the epidural space between the spinal cord and the vertebrae, this is done to decrease swelling around the disk to decrease pain and let the herniation resolve. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can exercise with a herniated disk?

Is there any way i can exercise with a herniated disk?

Varies: Generally, cardiovascular exercises that do not aggravate symptoms are fine even if it means cross training ie swimming, treading water, walking, biking, elliptical, stairmaster but running could aggravate symptoms but not always but avoid rowing and any raquet sports and golf but walk the paths. Yoga and pilates are also options. ...Read more

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What is the recommended pain killer for a herniated disk in the spine?

What is the recommended pain killer for a herniated disk in the spine?

Anti-inflammatories: Generally, the majority of the pain in a herniated disc comes from the inflammatory process and thus anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen work well. If you also have nerve pain, drugs such as Neurontin (gabapentin) can help as well. Finally, muscle relaxers can help if you have a lot of spasms. ...Read more

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Since I have a herniated disk what kind of exercise can I do to lose weight?

Since I have a herniated disk what kind of exercise can I do to lose weight?

Varies: Generally, cardiovascular exercises that do not aggravate symptoms are fine even if it means cross training ie swimming, treading water, walking, biking, elliptical, stairmaster but running could aggravate symptoms but not always but avoid rowing and any raquet sports and golf but walk the paths. ...Read more

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C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

C5 herniated disk with pinched nerve. How long does it usually take to recover if take PT 3x's wk. and recommended meds?

Variable: A herniated ("ruptured") disk can respond nicely to physical therapy and the body's natural healing processes. In my experience it can take weeks to months. But in some cases, perhaps 10-15 percent, surgery is needed. Indications for surgery include significant weakness, numbness, persistent pain, pressure on the spinal cord, trouble walking, or failure of conservative management. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the neurosurgeon just recommended laminectomy for l5-s1 herniated disk w/leg sciatica?

What does it mean if the neurosurgeon just recommended laminectomy for l5-s1 herniated disk w/leg sciatica?

You'll be better soo: You have leg pain and a appropriate disc herniation he will make a all hole in your spine and remove th out of place disc piece and you be better barring conplications. ...Read more

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I think i may have degenerate disc disease or a herniated disk how soon should I go in i can barely move and it has been a few years last few weeks ar?

I think i may have degenerate disc disease or a herniated disk how soon should I go in i can barely move and it has been a few years last few weeks ar?

Anytime, but : You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure you have adequate sleep and good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for lower back pain. You may require additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Not really: A disc herniation itself won't cause the back to look deformed. However, if you have a back muscle spasm , due to pain, it can cause you to have a posture that makes your back appear deformed. ...Read more

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Does a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

No: A sipped or herniated disc doesn't make the body look any different unless the patient finds the pain to be less if they position themselves in an unusual way. ...Read more

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Could a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Could  a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Not really: but if the pain is associated with movement, then your body may choose to move into a position of ease and that may make you feel deformed, but generally as the disc heals you will likely go back to being normal. ...Read more

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Is ceragem therapy an option for disc prolapse?

Not Really: Although Ceragem looks like a fancy massage bed it is unlikely to help with changing anything with the disc (almost nothing can do that without some change on your part, remember passive therapies do not fix anything). It may make you feel good while on it, once done likely your pain will return. Core strengthening will strengthen your spine and epidural steroid injection will help with pain. ...Read more

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What treatment is required for disc prolapse (in the early stages)?

Conservative: Most doctors take a concervative approach to mild disc prolapse. This means exercise, rest and non-narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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How long should relief last after X-ray guided shots for herniated disk to conclude the disk is the prob? Some Drs tell me disc, others sacroiliac

How long should relief last after X-ray guided shots for herniated disk to conclude the disk is the prob? Some Drs tell me disc, others sacroiliac

After epidural : injection your symptoms hopefully will improve for several weeks. You may need a series of three injections spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Your SI joint can be injected at the same time. Report your findings to your neurosurgeon. He or she will help you make surgery decision based on how you do. If injection doesn't help, you may need surgery sooner. ...Read more

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What are sign and symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse?

What are sign and symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse?

Disc herniation: A prolapsed disc is another way to refer to a disc herniation. Most commonly seen on people aged 30-50 with a predominance in men. About one in 20 cases of acute low back pain are caused by a herniated lumbar disc. Other common symptoms include radiating pain, pins and needles, or numbness into the lower extremity, antalgia (painful gait), and rarely bowel or bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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