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Herniated Disc - Understanding The Effects And Diagnosis Of It!

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma in Orthopedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Herniated Disc - Understanding The Effects And Diagnosis Of It!
A Herniated disc also known as a slip disc or prolapsed disc and it refers to the problem where one of the discs located in between the bones of the vertebrae(backbone) gets damaged and stacks itself upon the nerves. The tender inner portion of the disc gets protruded over the outer ring. Herniated disc causes severe neck pain and back pain. It occurs when the outer ring gets weak and tears down. The most common symptoms include pain and numbness, especially on one side of the body. The pain extends down to the arms and legs. It worsens during nighttime. The muscles become weak. Overweight people are likely to have this disease, as the discs carry extra weight. Old people are vulnerable to a slip disc.

Effects of Herniated Disc:

An untreated case of Herniated disc may cause permanent damage to the nerves.
In certain cases, a Herniated disc is capable of cutting off nerve impulses to the "caudal equine"nerves, present in the lower back and legs. This leads to loss of bladder control or bowel control.
Saddle anaesthesia is another long-term effect. Nerves are compressed by the slip disc, causing loss of sensation in the inner portions of your thighs, the back of your legs and surrounding the rectum region.
Symptoms may improve or worsen.
Diagnosis of Herniated Disc:

MRI of the spine is the investigation of choice. If patient has developed weakness or loss of sensation of the limbs, he might need EMG and NCV tests also.

Treatment

Treatment or diagnosis of Herniated disc or slipped disc can be either conservative or surgical in nature. The nature of treatment is determined according to your discomfort level and the kind of pain you are experiencing, or how much the disc has slipped out.

The pain caused by Herniated disc can be relieved by undertaking an exercise schedule, which includes stretching and strengthening the spine and its surrounding muscles.
A physiotherapist should be appointed for recommending the types of exercises.
Taking pain relievers also soothes the pain.
Stronger medicines prescribed by doctors include-muscle relaxants, narcotics to deal with the pain, medicines for nerve pain such as "gabapentin" or "duloxetine".
In case of the symptoms not subsiding within a span of six weeks, a surgery may be recommended by your doctor. The surgeon may have to remove the damaged part of the disc. This surgery is called a microdiscectomy.
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Hi, I have slipped disc problem L4 L5 and Bilateral sciatica. Could please give me some treatment.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Anaesthesia, PDCC - Pain Management, Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Sir you need to get re-evaluated. Treatment can be offered in the form of medications or minimally invasive interventions offered by a pain physician or neurosurgeon.
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I am 41 years old female. I have slipped disc in cervical area c5-c6 and c6-c7 also I have back pain, shoulder pain, pain in my right arm near wrist. I'm unable to sit.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am 41 years old female. I have slipped disc in cervical area c5-c6 and c6-c7 also I have back pain, shoulder pain, ...
U have to start swimming, do some yoga, you need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem permanently, Soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation.
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Back Pain - Causes And Treatment!

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Back Pain - Causes And Treatment!
Back Pain Causes And Treatment.

There are several back pain causes but, distinguishing causes is significant to the future resolution of the matter, and your doctor or hired therapist can assist you to figure that out. a lot of usually than not the underlying downside has been a gift for a few time before the pain evolves, or the matter is aggravated by a trying movement or state of affairs leading to pain.

In my expertise, there are 5 primary causes of mechanical back pain.

Poor posture
Injuries and accidents
Stress
Ageing.
Medical conditions
1. Posture:

Each a part of the body was designed to be in a very specific position. However, even though we tend to start with good posture, modern-day living and also the necessities of our work environments usually mitigate against U.S. and favor poor posture. Over time this weakens the mechanical came upon of the body that, once tested, could break down and also the result is a pain. the issues I see most are results of poor sitting, standing and dealing postures. usually, a little modification in a very person s posture eliminates this sort of back and neck pain. it s vital to find out and maintain an honest posture.

2. Injuries And Accidents:

Overuse of muscles Associate in Nursing joints in an inefficient movement pattern will cause back and neck pain. this can be because of excessive strain being placed on one muscle cluster because of Associate in Nursing imbalance within the performance between muscle teams and might lead to muscle and joint injury. I see fractures to spinal bones caused by falls and car/bike accidents.

3. Stress:

Just as your temperament responds to fret in some ways thus will your body. The initial reaction of your body to fret is to tighten. once the muscles of your body tighten this features an alteration result on the nerves and ligaments and also the joint to that those muscles attach. this could in itself cause pain and pressure on the organs that the tight muscle surrounds. This usually ends up in poor performance of the organ. If this continues for any length of your time bodily health will be compromised in some ways. Despite what we tend to might imagine, muscles remember or yield to stress simply, thus usually the injury addressing is that the results of terribly previous stress.

4. Aging:

The most common reason behind back and neck pain I see is aging. usually, folks, ar suggested that there s no treatment accessible to contend with aging-associated pain this can be not true. The relief from pain that treatment will bring usually leaves patients astounded and curious why they need place up with their discomfort for therefore long. actually, ligaments get thicker and joints and discs dry out with age and this method may end up in nerves and muscles around the spine being affected. this could lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles and weakness. the foremost common age connected conditions I treat ar chronic disc illness (spinal stenosis) or at bay nerves. An at bay nerve may end up in pain distant from the spine, unremarkably mentioned as neuralgy. This terribly painful condition responds excellently to acceptable treatment.

5. Medical Conditions:

On every day, I treat autoimmune disease and Osteoarthritis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, and pathology. though these are physiological conditions they can also be helped and managed well with physiatrics treatment.
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I have slip disc problem due this too much feeling burning and swelling on right leg what is the solution in jiva ayurveda or any other.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pimpri-Chinchwad
I have slip disc problem due this too much feeling burning and swelling on right leg what is the solution in jiva ayu...
Can massage back region with mahanarayan tail. Take Mahayograj guggul Rasnadiguggul guggul 2 tabs 2 times. Visit ayurvedic doctor for panch karna treatment.
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My mother is 51 years of age. She has been diagnosed with tuberculosis 3 months before. Since last 2 days she is having some kind of allergy on the left side of her spinal cord with extreme pain.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
My mother is 51 years of age. She has been diagnosed with tuberculosis 3 months before. Since last 2 days she is havi...
The skin allergy lesions near her Midline (spinal cord as per You) need to be physically seen to rule out the possibility of they being due to drug reactions to TB drugs which she might be taking ,although you have not mentioned about treatment she is is on for TB after it being diagnosed 3 months back.
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I am suffering from severe lower back pain due to a slip disc 7 years ago and a failed surgery. I have tried everything from yoga, physiotherapy, homeopathy, walking morning and evening. Then I heard about Kati basti and want to know if it will help me lead a normal life?

BPTh/BPT, MIAP
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from severe lower back pain due to a slip disc 7 years ago and a failed surgery. I have tried everythi...
Other Treatments May not work but Physiotherapy will surely help you. You Can try some other Physio as you have taken it from someone which doesn't work for you. But every Doctor is Different, also Continue Your Exercises when your pain subsidies. Avoid Doing Heavy Exercises as it only Requires Lite Exercises of Spine to maintain Strength and flexibility. Excessive Exercises Done by You on anyone's Recommendation will Increase Your Pain. You Can msg me for Better Exercise Plan according to your Condition.
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My sister have chronic lower back pain radiates to legs due to slip disc and taking medicine and doing exercise with physiotherapy for last 8 months. But there is no relief of pain. She is facing problems of pain and could not do her work. She walks normally. Kindly suggest me affective treatment please.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My sister have chronic lower back pain radiates to legs due to slip disc and taking medicine and doing exercise with ...
Chiropractic Mobilization will help. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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Posterior -left paracentral protrusion of L3-L4 disc with annular tear indenting thecal sac, causing lateral canal stenosis and left sided nerve root compression. What is the mean of it statement.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Posterior -left paracentral protrusion of L3-L4 disc with annular tear indenting thecal sac, causing lateral canal st...
It means that the vertebrae l3 and l4 disc is displaced from its place...and there is narrowing of the vertebral canal. You can consult me at lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.
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Hi, Is acupuncture is good for mild disc bulge. I had taken physiotherapy for 45 days but only 50 percent pain reduced.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Chiropractic Mobilization will help. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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