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What kind of exercise is good for a herniated disc?

What kind of exercise is good for a herniated disc?

Core muscle strength: You need to do abdominal and low back strengthening and flexibility training. There are certain exercise regimens that are designed to stabilize the core muscles in the trunk to help with herniated disc issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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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What is a good treatment for herniated disc in back?

What is a good treatment for herniated disc in back?

First, lifestyle : Changes in terms of not being a smoker, staying trim, regular exercise (emphasis on core strength ) & regular sleep habits. Most are treated non op with back support, pt, medication & pain management options which could include: epidural steroid injections, 90% are treated without surgery and if surgery is needed 95% success rate when leg pain worse than back pain and a nonsmoker. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

What is a good treatment for lower back disk degeneration?

Depends on symptoms: There is no specific therapy for "disk degeneration" since many with this finding have no pain or symptoms. But some do and the treatment would depend on your specific symptoms and objective findings. Specific strengthening exercises, physical therapy, maintaining an ideal body weight and bone health, not smoking and positive thinking can be generally recommended. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise for someone with sciatic nerve problems?

What is a good exercise for someone with sciatic nerve problems?

Stretching perhaps: We feel that inactivity can make sciatica worse, and do know that many discs can dry out (dessicate) over 9-10 months. Traditional exercise programs use williams exercises, but the newer mckenzie program is more effective. Gentle, supervised pilates, and feldenkreis may benefit. Proper gradual stretching is very useful. Learn these approaches from an expert physical therapist. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is good for an arthritic foot?

What kind of therapy is good for an arthritic foot?

Several approaches: The most important thing is to know what types of arthritis you have many different types of arthritis can affect the foot joints. The therapies used may different depending on type of arthritis See a podiatrist or rheumatologist first ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for bulging disk?

What is a good treatment for bulging disk?

Bulging disc: advil/motrin gentle stretching yoga core strengthening non-impact gentle cardio heating pad physical therapy None of these things will eliminate the bulging disc but they can help eliminate the discomfort associated with it ...Read more

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What is a good type of orthopedic pillow i can use?

What is a good type of orthopedic pillow i can use?

Any pillow that-: -is comfortable 4 U. Adding orthopedic 2 the name of a pillow or mattress is just a marketing tool. ...Read more

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What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

See below: The best way to stretching is not pulling from your neck, it's levering your shoulders with the end of a bed ( or bench) and trying to put the mandibleat 90 degrees. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is good for an epileptic?

What kind of exercise is good for an epileptic?

Exercise not factor: Exercise cannot prevent seizures. A healthy lifestyle including getting enough sleep can help with seizure control. It is also critical that an epileptic take their medication regularly as prescribed and avoid alcohol or stimulants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a bulging or slipped disk? Is a slipped disk the same as a herniated disk? Please help thanks for all the help

What is the difference between a bulging or slipped disk? Is a slipped disk the same as a herniated disk? Please help thanks for all the help

Synonyms: The terms bulging disk, slipped disk, herniated disk are roughly the same idea that they disc has moved out of place where it should be and possibly compressing nerve or spinal cord. Typically though herniated disk signifies a slight increase in severity of pathology over a bulging disc. It gets a little more specific if terms like disc protrusion and disc extrusion come into the mix. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring nearly 1000 lbs of force on the knee joint. A schwinn airdyne is very good, because you also use arms and spread the work to upper extremity as well. Isometric exercises are also helpful! ...Read more

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What type is of exercise is good for for me as a pastor ?

What type is of exercise is good for for me as a pastor ?

The kind that...: ...Makes you feel happy. Whatever it is that you like to do or whatever makes you feel grounded or closer to god. Could be walking in the woods on a trail, could be handball, yoga or martial arts. Doesn't matter as long as you enjoy it and stick with it. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a disc bulge?

What is the recovery time for a disc bulge?

Various: A disc bulge can be variable in size and more of a problem in certain areas than others. Did you injure it? Was it spontaneous? Do you suffer local pain, areas of numbness, referred pain or muscular dysfunction? After evaluation by your orthopedic surgeon, and institution of proper medication and physical therapy, the bulge should gradually improve over a period of weeks to months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a herniated disc for a young teenager?

What is the best way to cure a herniated disc for a young teenager?

Evaluation: First, one must be examined by either an orthopaedist or neurosurgeon. If there are no neurological deficits, one should be treated with NSAIDS, therapy involving core strengthening, and pool therapy. Would try to stay away from narcotics in this age group. ...Read more

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I have a lumbar back herniated disk. In what way would a course of physiotherapy help me?

I have a lumbar back herniated disk. In what way would a course of physiotherapy help me?

Reduce pain: The therapist can show you ways to strengthen your core (back and tummy) muscles, improve flexibility, work on leg strength, improve body mechanics (how you move and lift), and overall fitness. This may be enough to get you over the disk herniation. ...Read more

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What type of doctor is needed for herniated disc?

What type of doctor is needed for herniated disc?

A spine specialist: This could be a physiatrist, orthopedic spine surgeon, neurosurgeon and sometimes even your family practicioner can help. The good news is that most disks will heal with little medical involvement required; treatment with physical therapy, anti inflammatories and sometimes spinal injections are useful to help resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad

What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad

Neurologist: Needs include metabolic screen, and medical therapy....possible NCV or LP . ( neurology) You likely will not need pain pumps, injections or morphine ( pain MD) ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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