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With a herniated disk, does it make sense that only one side has loss of spinal flexibility?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: It can

It is called splinting which means your spine is posturing to prevent or minimize any further load onto the herniated disc.
This an involuntary action where the muscles may actually spasm to prevent this possibly causing you to look like you have a scoliosis or your hips are shifted in one direction sideways and your upper body going the other way known as a sciatic shift.

In brief: It can

It is called splinting which means your spine is posturing to prevent or minimize any further load onto the herniated disc.
This an involuntary action where the muscles may actually spasm to prevent this possibly causing you to look like you have a scoliosis or your hips are shifted in one direction sideways and your upper body going the other way known as a sciatic shift.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Not uncommon.

In brief: Yes

Not uncommon.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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