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Which method is used to treat a double layer herniated disk?

Which method is used to treat a double layer herniated disk?

Depends: The term "double layer herniated disk" is not commonly used. Terms commonly used are contained, extruded, and sequestered. In cases with a disc recurrence after surgery, the MRI may show the new herniation encased in post-operative scar (a two layer effect). The treatment for each of these pathologies may vary depending on symptoms and the anatomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

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


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Which method is used to treat a double layer herniated disk?

Which method is used to treat a double layer herniated disk?

Not clear on ?: Sorry I am not sure what a double layer herniated disc is. In general, for one level or multiple level disc herniations, treatments consist of medications, physical therapy and injections first. If the disc location explains the pain (correct side, correct part of leg), and pain is severe, associated with weakness, bowel or bladder problems, then surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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What surgery is used to treat a double layer herniated disk?

No such medical term: Nevwr heard of a diagnosis with that title. ...Read more

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I was proposed to get an intradiscal injection of ozone, in order to reduce the volume of the disc. Is it a better alternative than microdiscectomy?

I was proposed to get an intradiscal injection of ozone, in order to reduce the volume of the disc. Is it a better alternative than microdiscectomy?

Well...: This is a relatively new thing and most people don't use it. I personally do not. Not much good literature out there to support it but that doesnt mean it wont work. However, microdiscectomy is a time tested procedure and directly targets the problem and gives the surgeon visual confirmation of adequate decompression. Good luck! please do more research about the ozone procedure before signing. ...Read more

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How common is it to herniate the c3/c4 disc and the c7-t1. Are either particularly a dangerous place to herniate and why ?

Ortho question: c3-4 is not as common as c8-t1 for herniation, both are dangerous due to the function lost by severe herniation, for example, a c3-4 herniation could leave a person without diaphragm function and ventilator dependent ...Read more

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Is there a downside to having a disc removed, such as in the instance of a completely herniated disc? Can a herniated disc heal through phys. Therapy?

Is there a downside to having a disc removed, such as in the instance of a completely herniated disc? Can a herniated disc heal through phys. Therapy?

Depends: If u have associated radiculopsthy than disc excision is strongly indicated. If just back pain, then therapy is an option. Disc removal leads to less shock absorption and progressive arthritis at that level. ...Read more

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What is a good brand name of shoe cushion to be used by someone with heal spur problem?

What is a good brand name of shoe cushion to be used by someone with heal spur problem?

Health Tap doctors: have been advised not to make recommendations for any brand or product lines. However, your pedorthist or podiatrist should be able to specifically advise one that will suit your particular foot issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Is stem cell being done to treat diabetes 2 and kidney disease. How effective it is. Shud one consider it as a treatment. Help.

Is stem cell being done to treat diabetes 2 and kidney disease. How effective it is. Shud one consider it as a treatment. Help.

Not ready yet: Stem cell treatment is not ready yet for treating diabetes or kidney disease. You would be better off seeing an endocrinologist and following her/his advice about diet, exercise, weight loss and medications. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can be injected into the eye to dissolve macular pucker instead of surgery.

Is there a medication that can be injected into the eye to dissolve macular pucker instead of surgery.

Nothing yet: Macular pucker is a membranous condensation atop the macula area of the retina on the face of the overlying vitreous. There is no known medication that will dissolve this either taken by mouth or injected. Current treatment is surgical peeling off the membrane which has a reasonable chance of success. This should be done if the condition is progressing or very disturbing to the vision. ...Read more

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Doctor will use balloon method to widen a narrowing of the anal canal caused by scarring after colon surgery. What is the success rate of this method?

Doctor will use balloon method to widen a narrowing of the anal canal caused by scarring after colon surgery. What is the success rate of this method?

Pretty good. : Dilation of a stricture is a common practice and usually very successful. Remember that it may take multiple dilatations to achieve good and lasting results. ...Read more

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How effective is disc regeneration for lower back?

How effective is disc regeneration  for lower back?

Unknown: This is experimental with many hurdles ahead ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

The : The procedure can be done with an epidural or general anesthesia. If your health permits, there should be little or no difference in anesthetic risk. With regards to your spine, its curvature will usually not affect the effectiveness of the epidural only the difficulty of its insertion. By the way, it is unlikely your curvature is due to a pregnancy. It is most likely congenital. Most people have some asymmetrical curvature of the spine. Although it may not be noticeable or problematic. Discuss the anesthetic with the anesthesiologist that will be there for the procedure since it is usually best(safer/better results) to do what he feels the most comfortable doing. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it common for doctors to use an epidural during a butt lift? How effective is an epidural for a butt lift procedure, and is this the preferred type of anesthesia for the treatment? Can i opt for another method, as I have a curved spine. From the delive

Yes it is common: The reason an epidural is offered with a "butt-lift" is that it can assist with post-operative pain control for a prolonged period of time. If you have had problems with placement in the past (curved spine) there are other techniques that can be used. Talk with your anesthesiologist about what technique is best for you. ...Read more

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Which is the best solution for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?

Which is the best solution  for disc replacement, in case the disc is to damaged and needs to be removed?

Depends: there are multiple ways of dealing with the symptoms of disc failure and wear. Anterior disc removal with fusion or artificial disc are both widely used, and it depends on the details of each patient as what is the best solution. consult an expert in both for a thorough understanding of which solution is most appropriate to your circumstance. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a c5-c6 herniated disc cause muscle issues in the dorsal area? If so, does an operation that removes the prolapsed part fix it?

Is it possible that a c5-c6 herniated disc cause muscle issues in the dorsal area? If so, does an operation that removes the prolapsed part fix it?

C5 and 6: Yes, c5 and c6 roots innervate a number of muscles on your upper back, including contributing to supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. If you are having weakness in these muscles, prior to surgery, i would recommend to have an EMG prior to surgery to make sure its due to nerve root issue. If you have surgery, it could help, but depends on time severity whether it recovers. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Lumbar (Low Back) Herniated Disk (Definition)

A herniated disk is a condition in which the gel-like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. ...Read more