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What Type Of Doctor Does Surgery On The Spine For Herniated Disc
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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
I was diagnosed with herniated disc in my lower and my doctor says i need surgery so how long is recovery?
Varies: Open discectomy a bit longer. In my practice i perform minimally invasive surgery whereby I use a 1.5-2 cm incision and dialate the muscles and use a tubular retractor (metrx). Back to work in 3-7 days, walking hours after surgery, no lifting greater than 25 lbs or axial loading maneuvers - jogging, squats, military press x 6 weeks. Folks with jobs that require significant manual labor- off 6 w. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?
TX for herniated disc l5s1 told to be cortisone injections, PT, or surgery Doc says no surgery due to weight 205lbs what other treatments are there?
Herniated disc: In most cases the discomfort from a herniated disc subsides without any treatment within 6 weeks. For additional up to date treatment options consider consulting a center that only specializes in spinal disorders. Pain management specialist may also be helpful even if you opt not to receive epidural injections.Bring your MRI images along with any record of treatments you already received with you. ...Read more
Have herniated. Disk tried the epidural shoot can't have surgery need a doctor who can help with my pain how do I find one?
Three options: There are three treatments for herniated disks that lead to sciatica. Physical treatments (pt, chirpractic, traction) medical treatment (nsaids, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and steroids) and surgical treatment. Generally we use the first options before considering surgery. Bets to find a local neurosurgeon to review your case and your remaining options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A herniated disc and thinking about surgery at laser spine institute. Disc replacement. Safe? Good institue?
I had a L4 L5 herniated disc and underwent surgery 6 months ago. Will using elliptical alleviate the issue since running can cause shocks in spine?
31 yr old female, L5 herniated disk. What can I do as far as back surgery? The laser spine institute? Hurts so bad
Varies: I would not hesitate to be seen. The vast majority of patients with disc herniation a do respond to nonoperative care, but a small percentage do require surgery, which in general is highly successful for the appropriate candidate. ...Read more
My fiance got diagnosed w/a herniated disc in his neck 3mnths ago &today the doc said he needs an MRI done. Will he need a neck or cervical spine one?
What kind of specialist should I see about siatica I suspect I got herniated disc chiropractor or spine doctor ? What one if best to get MRI through ?
Meds for spinal pain: First line for pain should be nsaid's i'd you tolerate them. Aleve is more convenient as it is twice daily, but Ibuprofen is fine if taken 4x daily. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also good for pain, but not an anti-inflammatory. Next for sciatic/nerve pain would be lyrica/neurontin--both nonaddictive. Elavil, Cymbalta also good options especially if trouble sleeping. Narcotics only short time for severe/acute pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can nerve damage from siatica heal on its own from herniated disk ? Right foot can stand on heel it drops what kind of doc should I see spine doc?
Be evaluated: You would need to be followed closely. But yes, weakness from a herniated disc can potentially improve as the herniation heals. But you need to be followed closely because if it worsens you might need urgent surgery to avoid a complete and permanent "foot drop." See a spinal surgeon to discuss, even if you don't think you need surgery, you need to be followed by a surgeon just in case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father had a surgery 10 years ago at the lower back for herniated disc. Why is his left pulp vibrating non stop?
Vertebral discs: There are discs in between the bones of the spine. Sometimes they can be injured. They are similar to a tough rubber or plastic material. On the inside, there is a softer material (pulp) which can herniate out (squeeze out) when the disc is torn. A great deal of force is needed to do this- like a car accident, lifting something very heavy, playing certain sports are examples. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer frecuently strong back pain. Planning to have surgery but i'm not sure what to do. What do you recommend?
Back surgery!!!: When faced with this question know that not all back pains are caused by a herniated disc & not all herniated discs require surgery. Guided pt, injections & other options may help. In severe cases, in cases where conservative care failed, in cases with neurological deficit, surgery may be the best & only option. If surgery needed, ask questions; don't be afraid to get pain relief sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a type of surgery that can be done for bulging herniated disc and tore disc? Also could one of these be causing LOTS of SEVERE pain??
Spine specialist: The two most common surgeries are decompression and discectomy. However, back surgery might be an option if conservative treatments failed and your pain is persistent, debilitating and disabling. Ask a spine specialist about potential complications and best combination of treatment options. ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at l5-s1. I suffer acute back pain crisis frequently. Should i resort to surgery?
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. ...Read more
What to do when you have pain urinating when you have had a back surgery from a previous herniated disc?
I have a back that needs surgery on it. Herniated disc, degenerative changes. 3 days now my right hip & thigh have gone numb with a lot of pain.
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