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What Kind Of Physician Handles Herniated Discs
A Few Specialties!: Most back pain never requires surgery or even expensive testing or treatments. The best at sorting this out are specialists in physical medicine ; rehabilitation. Other specialists that are the most skilled at using non-operative treatment include non-surgeon sports medicine docs and rheumatologists. If you end up needing spinal injections or surgery, these doctors will know who to send you to! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed herniated discs and doctors scared to prescribe narcotics. Looking for safe legal insurance scrip?
Not on Health Tap: Health Tap is not the place for you either . Unfortunately, Narcotics are not Rx'd over the computer, nor should they be. You need to see a good back Dr. or pain specialist and get treated properly, diagnosed and provided with options that can help, including injections, Physical therapy, and medication management that will be deemed appropriate by the treating Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been feeling bugs crawling on me at night, but there are none. I looked up formication and I have 3 herniated discs. Should i go to a doctor?
Have herniated discs L-4&L-5, also DDD. I've not been able to straighten out to an upright position going on day 2 now. Doctor suggested shot in back.
Its worth a trt!: The injection your Doctor is talking about is cortisone which will either be placed in the facets(joints) in your spine (where the DDD is!) or in a space which surrounds the nerves pinched by your discs (Epidural or "ESI" injection) This may be done in one or several sessions Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually resolves : Good surgeons will not operate on a young person or anyone for that matter unless pain and/or symptoms worsen or the pain is unbearable because the studies show that two years out the surgery and non-surgery patients do equally well. It is best to avoid surgery whenever possible. ...Read more
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.
Varies: Pain from a herniated disc can be severe with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the back, buttocks, upper leg and lower leg. On the other end of the spectrum, there can be little or no pain to a herniated disc. Be sure to see your doctor if you are suspicious of a herniated disc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be cautious: If you do indeed have a ruptured disc, things could get worse if a chiropractor were to institute high velocity, high amplitude manipulative therapy. Many chiropractors would avoid this approach, but many would NOT. Risk of complications can ensue. See your doctor, have a spine surgeon evaluate you, and if you are still intent on chiropractic, get 2 opinions regarding how they propose to treat. ...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
Depends: Most patients with degenerative disease, disc herniations/bulges, facet disease, foraminal stenosis, and spondylosis will not need surgery. The surgery is usually for patients with cord compression (thoracic or neck spine) or symptoms associated with some level of disability form normal life. In short, if you are doing well and don't have spinal cord compression, you will not likely need surgery. ...Read more
What are the best exercises for herniated discs in lower back (L4&L5). Injury is 5 years old and I am 25.
If you have ai scoliosis, does that in any way make you more prone to osteoarthritis, or herniated discs?
For a 19 year old who received herniated discs from rugby, is it possible to return to playing without surgery?
Yes: Depending on the extent and severity of a herniated disc problem, there is always a possibility of a patient returning to their normal level of function while being treated conservatively (without surgical intervention). All the best! ...Read more
What to do if I have herniated discs in neck and middle back.. Had epidural injection yesterday in neck and wondering if any?
I have an old back injury, 2 herniated discs in my lower back. Would i benefit from using a rowing machine, or would it aggravate my back?
Yes but: Do it with comfort as long as you do not have pain that will fine.Good luck. ...Read more
Dr told me today that I have herniated discs in my neck but i can barely move and have severe pain. Any advice what to do? Dr said rest is all?
Ask for a referral: Depends on what specialty the doctor is who gave that advice and what your imaging shows as to who they would refer you to see. Usually, disc herniations in the neck can be treated with rest, anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's or steroids), pain medication, interventional pain management (shots), physical therapy, chiropractic care, and if all else fails surgical decompression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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