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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 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