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Will A Degenerated Back Disc Regenerate
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Will a herniated disc at C6 that's pinching a nerve causing cervival radiculopathy unpinch and heal on its own?
Have you ever heard of doing spinal traction will help a ruptured disc put itself back completely?
Can all disc bulges recover shape and decompress nerves over time? How to determine if a disc is ruptured, aside from discogram?
Short answer - no: Not all disc bluges or herniations will decompress or recover shape. Some of them may remain stable and not change or become worse depending on a variety of factors. If you'd like to know the stability of your disc bugles and their effect on nerves, you should see a neurologist. He or she may recommend an MRI of your spine to document changes over time. ...Read more
See below: Unfortunately our backs start degenerating in our late teens. Strengthening the core abdominal muscles, and back muscles . Using proper body mechanics and lifting techniques, weight-loss regimen if necessary, avoid smoking, avoid trauma are a few recommendations. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
Bone spurs in my neck, a couple bulging discs and mild spinal stenosis in my lumbar. Could this cause a pinched nerve?
Many: Treatment for symptomatic degenerative disc disease and disc herniations depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you don't have any neurologic deficit, such as weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder incontinence, you can first try conservative therapy with stretching, strengthening, and anti-inflammatories. If these don't provide relief, you should consult with a pain doctor. ...Read more
Does a pinched nerve C7 pressured on the root by a herniated disc will damage muscles that it support in the arm and hand?
By 12 weeks: Usually one feels pain relief in terms of leg pain immediately but about 10% can have ongoing back pain with 5% recurrence hnp rate- to minimize need to restrict rotation flexion and prolonged positioning for 12 weeks and do core exercises and cardiovascular exercise. If yiur back pain was more than your leg pain preop you may have needed a fusion with or instead of microdisectomy or no surgery. ...Read more
Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?
Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The herniated disc often takes up to 3 months to heal. Seek medical attention if there is progressive pain, inability to walk, numbness, weakness, or any changes with bowel/bladder function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have a pinched nerve without having any herniated disks in back but mild spondylitic change in L4-L5 (some facet degenerative change)?
Yes: The facet joint outlines the neuroforamen in which the spinal nerve exits out of the spine. So if you have spondylitic change you may be compressing the nerve that exits out, hence pain. That said, it doesn't take much for a disc to bulge (it doesn't have to herniate) and the facet joint arthritis to cause such an event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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