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Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Could lower back disc slip be cured fully?

Yes: Most disc herniations heal with conservative care. Once they have healed, there still may be changes seen in future imaging. However, if it is not symptomatic, there is no reason that you cannot resume normal activities. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Are most back injuries due to disk problems?

Are most back injuries due to disk problems?

No: Low back pain is one of the top reason's why people seek medical treatment in this country. In the vast majority of cases it is muscular in origin, either to do a lumbar muscle strain, spasm, or both. Actual disc disease accounts for a smaller percentage. ...Read more

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Can protruding discs in back heal themselves?

Can protruding discs in back heal themselves?

Yes: Yes they may. Typically it takes about 6 months doe them to heal. They never go back to normal but the pain may resolve. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose a bad back nerve or disc?

How can you diagnose a bad back nerve or disc?

MRI: Mri can show the presence of a protrude or ruptured disc and the effect on a nerve root. ...Read more

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How successful is surgery for compressed middle back discs?

How successful is surgery for compressed middle back discs?

Depends: A lot depends on your symptoms but in general surgery for mid-back pain is only moderately successful. In fact most studies demonstrate mixed results. ...Read more

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What type of exercises are good for lower back discs buldges?

What type of exercises are good for lower back discs buldges?

Website: A great resource for a back exercise program is at www.Knowyourback.Org which is sponsored by the north american spine society. ...Read more

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When are epidural injections good for back disc hernation pain?

When are epidural injections good for back disc hernation pain?

Rarely: There is controversy on this. The neurology literature shows that it is rarely helpful, and then for a very limited time. There are potential complications. Therefore I do not recommend using it to treat disc herniation pain. Orthopedists generally have a different opinion about this topic, and use this treatment more. Bed rest and decompressing the disc help, unless there is motor weakness. ...Read more

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What should I do to help reduce the pain on my disk in my spine?

What should I do to help reduce the pain on my disk in my spine?

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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What is the difference between a crushed disk and a broken back?

What is the difference between a crushed disk and a broken back?

Very different: The disc refers to a soft substance in between the vertebrates of your back. The broken back would be referring to the actual bone being broken. ...Read more

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I've had minor pain in my lower back. Is it possible i pinched a disc?

Likely no relation: A high percentage of people without any back or leg symtoms have silent low back herniated discs or variations thereof. Herniated discs, when symptomatic usually present with sciatic symptoms, i.e., nerve type leg pain with or without back pain. While you may have a 'clinically asymptomatic' disc disruption it's highly unlikely to be related to an isolated "pinch" in your low back. Cheers. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce pain from slipped discs in lower back?

What are powerful ways to reduce pain from slipped discs in lower back?

You have options: The burning pain should be treated by neuropathic agents like Lyrica (pregabalin) or nortriptyline. Opiates should be minimized. Light physical therapy should be performed. Try not to be sedentary. Interventional pain management may be able to ease your pain with some procedures. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

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Can simple stretching and strengthening of the upper back help relieve disk pain?

Can simple stretching and strengthening of the upper back help relieve disk pain?

May help or hurt : Stretching and strengthening may help, and best performed as specifically directed by your doctor or therapist who understands your specific situation. ...Read more

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What does wear and tear mean on your lower back? Is it the samething as herinated disk?

What does wear and tear mean on your lower back? Is it the samething as herinated disk?

Spondylosis: Wear and tear arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, and spondylosis are all used interchangeably. Wear and tear may include arthritis spurs, disc space narrowing, etc, but does not necessarily mean herniated disc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a few of the discs at the bottom of your Cer. spine to have large spaces?

Is it normal for a few of the discs at the bottom of your Cer. spine to have large spaces?

Radiologist: A radiologist could interpret the images with your Physician and determine whether there are any abnormalities or variations of normal. It is his/her job to do that and list definitive or possible diagnoses and may suggest further studies which may be advisable. ...Read more

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I was told that i three rupture disk in my back i just don't know what to do about the pain

Herniated : Herniated discs in the back can be a frustrating cause of pain both in the back and the legs. There are a variety of treatment options. Nsaid's such as advil can be taken if the patient can tolerate that type of medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is another option though often not strong enough. Some patients need anti-spasmodic medications such as Baclofen or similar medications. Sometimes stronger pain medications such as narcotics are needed. Physical therapy can be very helpful with back pain, as can chiropractic care in some patients. Pain management injections, such as epidural steroid injections can be helpful. Some patients ultimately need surgical management if they fail conservative treatment or if they have worsening or neurological symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?

Are there some exercises to cure a neck disk? Can it be moved back to its position through exercising?

Yes: Good posture, exercises and a healthy lifestyle will increase the chances of a disk going back to its position (resorption). Now, this depend on the extent of the herniation and your lifestyle (exercises, posture, etc). Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Heritage disc after getting trigger shot getting pain in middle of back where i got the shot why new pain?

Heritage  disc after  getting trigger  shot getting  pain in middle  of back where i got the shot why new pain?

Inflamation: sometimes trigger point pain shot not done right or missed area or if even done right doesn't always work and just the injection spot , with a needle can cause inflamation thus pain for a while ...Read more

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I have pain in my low back due to move of disk from itself place ....Can sir you tell about the getoff the pain?

Treatment: Find an osteopathic doctor (od) that is trained in manual manipulation. An alternative is to find a physical therapist that is trained in manual manipulation of osteopathic techniques. ...Read more

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