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Disk Slip Questions

My wife has severe problems ofleocareah disc slip cervical spleen liver disorder joints pain: knee pain swelling legs itching phobia of bath from water leocareah hair fall.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (112022ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
She has multiple problems, so need details of case to find out cause n effective management. A person can ease the symptoms of cervical pain/spondylosis with a few simple neck exercises. 1. Neck stretch keep your body straight. Push your chin forward in a way that stretches the throat. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds. Return your head to its center position. Push your head back with the chin held high, and hold for 5 seconds. Carry out 5 repetitions. 2. Neck tilt tilt your head forward so that the chin touches the chest. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds. Return the head to a neutral position. Carry out 5 repetitions. 3. Neck tilt (side-to-side) lean your head down towards either shoulder, leading with the ear. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds. Return your head to the center and repeat on the other shoulder. Carry out 5 repetitions. 4. Neck turn turn your head to one side as far as it remains comfortable, being sure to keep your chin at a level height. Tense your neck muscles for 5 seconds. Return the head to a central position. Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat this exercise 5 times on each side.
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Central disc protrusion with thecal sac indentation at c4-5 c5-6 c6-7 levels. Diffuse disc bulge l4-5 & l5 -s1 level with thecal sac indentation. please suggest wat to do and is any serious or any problems in future I am scared.

Dr.Suryam Goduguchinta 91% (547ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
Respected Lybrate user. Please follow as your doctor said. Take precautions and preventive measures of your spine. Ergonomics and lifestyle modifications"
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Hello sir, my uncle had a problem of nerves (disc related), and potassium deficiency in his body. He had a surgery on disc related problem. He is getting frequent up and down levels of potassium where he had shivering, pain in abdomen, pain in testicles, burning sensation while peeing. But his creatinine values are normal ,other minerals also normal. So please suggest some remedy so that he can feel free without having frequent health issues. And also suggest medicine that can help in increase potassium levels thank you sir.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (37436ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Back pain can affect people of any age, for different reasonsas people get older, the chance of developing lower back pain increases, due to factors such as previous occupation and degenerative disk disease. Lower back pain may be linked to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area. •acute pain starts suddenly and lasts for up to 6 weeks. •chronic or long-term pain develops over a longer period, lasts for over 3 months, and causes ongoing problems. Home advise: •resting from strenuous activity can help, but moving around will ease stiffness, reduce pain, and prevent muscles from weakening. •applying heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation — as well as some muscle-release techniques to the back muscles and soft tissues — may help alleviate pain. •as the pain improves, the physical therapist may introduce some flexibility and strength exercises for the back and abdominal muscles. Techniques for improving posture may also help. •the patient will be encouraged to practice the techniques regularly, even after the pain has gone, to prevent back pain recurrence. Regular exercise helps build strength and control body weight. Guided, low-impact aerobic activities can boost heart health without straining or jerking the back. Before starting any exercise program, talk to a health care professional. There are two main types of exercise that people can do to reduce the risk of back pain: •core-strengthening exercises work the abdominal and back muscles, helping to strengthen muscles that protect the back. •flexibility training aims at improving core flexibility, including the spine, hips, and upper legs. We suggest you to wear lumbosacral corset (belt) which is available at our clinic. If you want you can buy from us, if you are far away from chennai we can send you by courier. The reason why we are conveying you to buy from us is we can demonstrate over the videocall (using whatsapp) and also we can monitor you throughout when to wear it and how long to wear it. And also if you find any difficulty wearing the brace you can also revert back to us for few more suggestions and we can propose you good solution how to go about it. Uses of lumbosacral corset (belt) a lumbosacral corset adds pressure to the intra-abdominal area. This adds stability to the spine. It is prescribed to people suffering from moderate to severe pain. Other benefits of using a lumbar spine belt are: 1.helps in a certain degree of immobilization of facet joints. 2.reduces pain to allow continuation of normal activities. 3.speeds up the healing process. 4.the pressure exerted by a lumbar spine belt helps in stretching the erector spine muscles. 5.this belt can also be used to support the lower back while exercising. Ohelps prevent rolling oprovides stability to lumbar and sacral regions of the back ocan be used when performing actions like lifting and handling heavy items ocan also be used when playing sports orestricts back movement to aid treatment of back problems do’s and don’ts sitting do: • sit as little as possible and then only for short periods. • place a supportive towel roll at the belt line of the back especially when sitting in a car. • when getting up from sitting, keep the normal curves in your back. Move to the front of the seat and stand up by straightening your legs. Avoid bending forward at the waist. • try to keep the normal curves in your back at all times. Don’t: • do not sit on a low soft couch with a deep seat. It will force you to sit with your hips lower than your knees and will round your back. You will loose the normal curve in your back. • do not place your legs straight out in front of you while sitting (e.g. Sitting in the bath tub). Standing do: • if you must stand for a long period of time, keep one leg up on a foot stool. • adapt work heights. Don’t: • avoid half bent positions. Lifting avoid lifting if you can. Do: • use the correct lifting technique. Keep your back straight when lifting. Never stoop or bend forward. Stand close to the load, have a firm footing and wide stance. Kneel on one knee, keeping the back straight. Have a secure grip on the load and lift by straightening your knees. Do a steady lift. Shift your feet to turn and do not twist your back. Don’t: • do not jerk when you lift. • do not bend over the object you are lifting. Lying do: • sleep on a good firm surface. • if your bed sags, use slats or plywood supports between the mattress and base to firm it. You also can place the mattress on the floor, a simple but temporary solution. • you may be more comfortable at night when you use a pillow for support. Don’t: • do not sleep on your stomach unless advised to do so by your doctor or physical therapist. Bending forward do: • keep the natural curves of your back when doing these and other activities: making a bed, vacuuming, sweeping or mopping the floor, weeding the garden or raking leaves. Coughing and sneezing do: • bend backwards to increase the curve of your back while you cough or sneeze. Driving a car do: • drive the car as little as possible. It is better to be a passenger than to drive yourself. • move the seat forward to the steering wheel. Your seat must be close enough to the wheel to keep the natural curves of your back. If your hips are lower than your knees in this position, raise yourself by sitting on a pillow. Exercises for low back pain safety guidelines • an increase in your low back pain can be expected with these exercises. This is acceptable as long as your leg symptoms are not increasing. • if while doing these exercises, your pain worsens or you have new pain or symptoms, stop the exercises and discuss your symptoms with your doctor or physical therapist. • stop exercising and let your doctor or physical therapist know right away if you have any change in your bowel or bladder control or any increase in weakness in your leg or foot. Exercises ‰ •press-ups: keep your back and buttocks relaxed and use your arms to press up. Concentrate on keeping your hips down and push up your upper body as high as possible. •double knee to chest: grasp both your knees with your hands and pull toward your shoulders. Hold the stretch for 1 second. Let your knees return, but keep them bent at arms length. ‰ •lumbar spine stretches: lie on your back. Bring your knees towards your chest. Rotate your knees towards the pain. •side-lying position: lie on your side and face forward. Have both arms straight in front and bend your knees. Turn your head as you move your top arm across your body as far as you can. Keep your arm in place and turn your head back to the starting position. Look back again and turn your head farther if you can. Bring your head and arm back to the starting position. Relax and repeat 10 times on each side. •hamstring stretch: lie on your back with your legs out straight. Raise your leg up and put your hands around the upper leg for support. Slowly straighten the raised knee until you feel a stretch in the back of the upper leg. Hold, then relax and repeat 10 times on each leg. •standing arch: stand with your feet apart and hands on the small of your back with fingers pointing backwards. Bend backwards at the waist, supporting the trunk with your hands. Keep your knees straight. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 to 5 times. Side glides: stand at a right angle to the wall about 2 feet o eliminate your pain improve your muscular endurance and strength attain better posture, balance, body awareness and co-ordination improve your balance and flexibility learn to lift properly.
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I have been diagnosed in mri with posterior disc osteophyte complex noted at c2-c3, c3-c4, c5-c6 causing anterior thecal sac indentation. Can anyone please help me. If it is severe or does it need any operation.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (112022ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Severity depends upon symptoms that you have not mentioned. U can do the following exercises a person can ease the symptoms with a few simple exercises. 1. Neck stretchkeep your body straight. Push your chin forward in a way that stretches the throat. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds.Return your head to its center position. Push your head back with the chin held high, and hold for 5 seconds. Carry out 5 repetitions. 2. Neck tilttilt your head forward so that the chin touches the chest. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds. Return the head to a neutral position. Carry out 5 repetitions. 3. Neck tilt (side-to-side) lean your head down towards either shoulder, leading with the ear. Softly tense the neck muscles. Hold this for 5 seconds. Return your head to the center and repeat on the other shoulder. Carry out 5 repetitions. 4. Neck turn turn your head to one side as far as it remains comfortable, being sure to keep your chin at a level height. Tense your neck muscles for 5 seconds. Return the head to a central position. Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat this exercise 5 times on each side. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective for more details you can consult me.
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Hello sir, i'm 24 years old. Recently had mine mri of spine. Following are the features that revealed in the reports. 1) mild diffuse bulge of l4-5 disc causing mild anterior thecal sac indentation without significant neuronal compression. 2) pseudo buldge of l5-s1 disc causing effacement of anterior epidural fat without significant neuronal compression. Sir please suggest me whether should I go for surgery or it is curable with medication and physiotherapy (if so what kind of physiotherapy I should go).

Dr.Karuna Chawla 96% (112022ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
You have not mentioned symptoms. Did your ortho suggested surgery? Below are exercises that strengthen the lower back and help manage lower back pain: 1. Bridges—lie on the ground and bend the knees, placing the feet flat on the floor hip-width apart. Press the feet into the floor, keeping the arms by the sides. Raise the buttocks off the ground until the body forms a straight line from the shoulders to the knees. Squeeze the buttocks with the shoulders remaining on the floor. Lower the buttocks to the ground and rest for a few seconds.Repeat 15 times and then rest for 1 minute.Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions.2. Knee-to-chest stretches— lie on the back on the floor. Bend the knees, keeping both feet flat on the floor. Use both hands to pull one knee in toward the chest. Hold the knee against the chest for 5 seconds, keeping the abdominals tight and pressing the spine into the floor. Return to the starting position.Repeat with the opposite leg.Repeat with each leg 2–3 times twice a day. 3. Lower back rotational stretches—lie back on the floor with bent knees and feet flat on the ground. Keeping the shoulders firmly on the floor, gently roll both bent knees over to one side. Hold the position for 5–10 seconds. Return to the starting position. Gently roll the bent knees over to the opposite side, hold, and then return to the starting position. Repeat 2–3 times on each side twice a day. 4. Draw-in maneuvers— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Breathe in deeply. While breathing out, pull the bellybutton toward the spine, tightening the abdominal muscles and keeping the hips still. Hold the position for 5 seconds. Repeat 5 times. 5. Pelvic tilts— lie back on the floor with knees bent and feet flat, keeping the arms by the sides. Gently arch the lower back and push the stomach out. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Flatten the back and pull the bellybutton in toward the floor. Hold for 5 seconds, then relax. Increase the number of repetitions daily, building up to 30. 6. Lying lateral leg lifts— lie on one side with the legs together. Keep the lower leg slightly bent. Draw the bellybutton into the spine to engage the core muscles. Raise the top leg about 18 inches, keeping it straight and extended. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Repeat 10 times. Turn onto the other side of the body and repeat, lifting the other leg. Perform 3 sets on each side. 7. Cat stretches— get onto the hands and knees with the knees hip-width apart. Arch the back, pulling the bellybutton up toward the spine. Slowly relax the muscles and allow the abdomen to sag toward the floor. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3–5 times twice a day. 8. Supermans— lie face down on the ground and stretch both arms out in front of the body, keeping the legs stretched out and flat on the ground. Raise both the hands and feet, aiming to create a gap of about 6 inches between them and the floor. Try to pull in the bellybutton, lifting it off the floor to engage the core muscles. Keep the head straight and look at the floor to avoid neck injury. Stretch the hands and feet outward as far as possible. Hold the position for 2 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective consult online with details.
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Find my below mri details and provide treatment. Posterior diffuse bulge with posture-central protrusion of at l5-s1 disc compressing theca and indenting both existing berve root. Posterior diffuse bulge at l4-l5 disc indenting theca and both existing nerve root with bilateral ligamentum flavum thickening and facial joint arthropathy.

Dr.Gitanjali Bahl 87% (125ratings)
bachelors in physiotherapy, p.g.d.b.a (hr&crm), Certificate in sports and fitness nutrition, certified in diabetic nutrition, Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education, certified in depression counseling
Physiotherapist, Noida
You can take some physiotherapy sitting for pain relief along with exercise for back for strengthening.
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I am having diffuse disc bulge in l3, l4,l5 and s1 level, do I need surgery or can I get cured by exercises and physiotherapy, which are the exercises which I have to do?

Dr.Suryam Goduguchinta 91% (547ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
Respected Lybrate user. Your opinion has to be justified by your doctor, your requirements at your family. Severity of your problem. Although if you're interested physical therapy please consult or take openion of your family members. And your doctor for your surgery.
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I have dessicated diffuse disc bulge seen at l4-l5 & l5-s1 (ap diameter 11& 10 respectively) level with posterior central annular tear and disc protrusioncausing mild central canal and bilateral lateral recess narrowing resulting in mild compressionover bilateral extra thecal traversing nerve roots, what do you suggest sir, it has been 6 weeks now.

Dr.Wajid Mohammed 91% (803ratings)
D.P.T, BPTh/BPT, MD Acupuncture, Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS )
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Visit nearest physiotherapy clinic and take electro therapy for 10-15 days. After a week of electro therapy ask for exercises to be done. With stretching and strengthening. It will be reduced. Rest for a week is compulsory if you wish to recover fast.
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Hello dr, recently I have done mri of si joint & c-spine + wss. Under si joint report shows 1. The sacrum & sacroiliac joints are intact. Other everything is normal. Under wss report shows 1. Wss: dorsal spine is unremarkable. 2. Lumbar spine: transitional vertebrae is noted at lumbosacral junction - sacralised l5 3. L4-l5: diffuse circumferential disc bulge causing indentation of thecal sac, encroaching bilateral lateral recess and mild narrowing of bilateral neural foramina. Can you please help with the meaning of these notes/points. Thanks.

Dr.Suryam Goduguchinta 91% (547ratings)
B.P.T, M.P.T(Orthopedics)
Physiotherapist,
Lybrate user. You are in back pain and you can use medications to that problem. Need not to be worried about it. Try to ask your physiotherapist / orthopedician to remove your myths about your back pain. Finally don't forget ex's, medications & precautions & preventive measures given by your doctors.
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