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Doctor insights on: Will A Degenerated Back Disc Regenerate

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Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Can a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the back look deformed?

Not really: A disc herniation itself won't cause the back to look deformed. However, if you have a back muscle spasm , due to pain, it can cause you to have a posture that makes your back appear deformed. ...Read more

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Do disks actually repair themselves in a degenerated spine?

Do disks actually repair themselves in a degenerated spine?

No: Disc do not regenerate. The damage is done once the degeneration starts, or herniation occurs. It is a form of arthritis, and that is a progressive problem. ...Read more

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When will my herniated disc heal?

When will my herniated disc heal?

May take months: It is pertinent that a European study of un-operated ruptured discs showed desiccation and shrinkage spontaneously over a period of 8-10 months. ...Read more

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Can all disc bulges recover shape and decompress nerves over time? How to determine if a disc is ruptured, aside from discogram?

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

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I need some tips for degenerate disc disease in lumbar and disc herniations?

I need some tips for degenerate disc disease in lumbar and disc herniations?

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

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What condition occurs when a herniated intervertebral disk compresses a spinal nerve root?

Radiculopathy: Usually symptoms of pain, numbness, or weakness along the distribution of the nerve being compressed; if it is in the neck it goes into the arm, in the back it travels into the leg. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Can bone spurs and disc bulges of the cervical spine disappear over 6 years?

Usually no.: These findings are typically produced from longstanding wear and tear and do not spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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Does a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

No: A sipped or herniated disc doesn't make the body look any different unless the patient finds the pain to be less if they position themselves in an unusual way. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for degenerate disc disease in lumbar and disc herniations?

Can you suggest tips for degenerate disc disease in lumbar and disc herniations?

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

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When will my herniated disc heal after microdiskectomy?

When will my herniated disc heal after microdiskectomy?

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

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Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?

Undergoing drx9000 spinal decompression for a moderately degenerated disc. I read that the machines can actually further disc damage? Is that true?

Second opinion: With any disc manipulation you want to second and third and so on opinion. You want to discuss this with a neurologist, a neurosurgeon, a pain specialist, a radiologist and so on. You only have one spine. ...Read more

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Can a herniated bulging disk heal on its own?

Can a herniated bulging disk heal on its own?

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 more

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Could a slipped disc (herniated disk) make the body look deformed?

Not really: but if the pain is associated with movement, then your body may choose to move into a position of ease and that may make you feel deformed, but generally as the disc heals you will likely go back to being normal. ...Read more

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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 more

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