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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Physician Handles Herniated Discs

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What kind of doctor treats back pain such as herniated discs?

What kind of doctor treats back pain such as 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 more

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What type of doctor treats herniated disks?

What type of doctor treats herniated disks?

Pain or Spine Doc: Spine specialists or pain specialists and spine surgeons are all types of doctors that can treat herniated disks. ...Read more

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Diagnosed herniated discs and doctors scared to prescribe narcotics. Looking for safe legal insurance scrip?

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

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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.

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 more

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Why might doctors be hesitant to perform surgery on a 29-year-old with herniated discs?

Why might doctors be hesitant to perform surgery on a 29-year-old with herniated discs?

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

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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.

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.

Spinal surgery: The most common surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is laminectomy which removes bone from the spine to remove pressure from the nerves. Depending on your particular imaging studies and symptoms you may need something different such as discectomy or fusion. ...Read more

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How painful are 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 more

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Can an active sex life affect herniated discs at s1-l5 ?

Can an active sex life affect herniated discs at s1-l5 ?

It should not: Paying attention to proper body mechanics, and avoiding very extreme positions will minimize low back issues. But normal active sexual activities should not have any effect on l5-s1 herniated disc. ...Read more

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