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What Kind Of Doctor Do I Go For Slip Discs In My Neck
Many: Many types of doctors deal with this problem. Some internists will deal with this. Osteopathic physicians deal with this frequently. The specialists involved include, neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedists and neurosurgeons. Some slipped discs need surgery, many do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurosurg or ortho: Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a spine fellowship are capable to perform the diagnostic workup that includes a history, physical and MRI interpretation. Both of these specialties also understand the various conservative treatments such as chiropractic, pt, pain management, and acupuncture. Your surgeon should be able to transcend the bias to operate and provide optimal care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
All the discs in my neck have lost height, causing me neck and head pain, my dr thinks i will need surgery, what sort of surgery?
I have djd of the cervical spine and bulging disc in the center of my back about 8 inches above my buttocks what kind of exercise can I do to help rel?
Back Pain: Nonsurgical treatment works the vast majority of times for back/neck pain. DJD in the neck and back usually coincide. Same genetics, and your neck and back have been in the same places . . . Mckenzie exercises are what i most often prescribe. You can by the books online: treat your own back, robin mckenzie (around $15). Core exercises also great: pilates, yoga, piyo, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have to go in for an MRI of my thoracic and lumbar spine and am claustraphobic. My question is do I have to go in head or feet first?
You have two options: First, you can asked to be sedated for a closed MRI or request to have an open MRI if you do not wish to be sedated which depending on the make, are very easy to tolerate even if very claustrophobic. The size of the magnet or its strength should be listed at at least 1.5 telsa for a good spine evaluation. ...Read more
Not much: I do not view disc bulges as a significant issue. True disc herniations are another issue altogether. Before there were mris disc 'bulges' did not exist. ...Read more
Dear Doctor, I have so many lipoma in my back and elbow. What should I do? It creates lots of pain in muscles and back side. Please help
You most likely: have MULTIPLE LIPOMATA a GENETIC disorder. If this is properly Diagnosed the "rule" is have ONLY THOSE WHICH give you PAIN or SUDDENLY ENLARGE or become HARD?FIXED removed! You should be followed by a Health Care Provider who understands the disorder and how to follow patients with the disoprder. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have bulging disc at l4/l5 (based on mri) and pain in back and left leg. What can I do to put it back, to fix it and what shouldn't do? Thank you!
Wait a few days: Oftentimes, such pain goes away on its own after several days to several weeks. Studies show that those who have surgery on average are no better off after two years than those who don't. . If its unbearable or worsening, then see a doctor. Physical therapy can help in the short term, but best to just take it easy and don't lie down more than for sleeping, as it can make it worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had slipped disc a couple of years ago and now im stale in my lower back what can I do to streach my lower back? Or any other suggetion what to do?
I would like to know opinions about what kind of surgery to have on my lumbar spine. I have spinal stenosis and a couple of herniated discs.
Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small , but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have degenerative disc disease in neck and 2 bulged disks in lower back. Afraid of surgeries. Am still at college, so what can I do to help pain?
Realistic goals: Pain is part of life and you first have to accept that you will not be 100% pain free. Physical therapy, proper exercises, antiinflammatories, all conservative. Depending on severity of discs, a pain provider can do some interventional injections and procedures. Start with your primary care and take it from there. ...Read more
I think i pinched a nerve in my hip. The pain goes down my leg. What should I do without going to the doctor?
Not much: Besides rest, hope, and prayer. You might have injured your low back too. When pain travels like this, it means you have an injury that involves a nerve, like the sciatic nerve. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. ...Read more
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