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Hi I am 35 years old male last year I had fallen down and had some disc issue. This year I got x-ray done and it shows some small part of the bone was broken and it shows. I do not have pain while sleeping or walking. But when I am sitting for hours it starts to pain. Some have suggested me surgery. Your expert help would be appreciated.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (7896ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Medicine doesn't cure a herniated disc, it may reduce inflammation and pain and allow you to begin an exercise program that can strengthen your stomach and back muscles. But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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Minimal posterocentral minimal minimal protrusion at d11-12 level causing minimal ventral these indentation. What is the exact meaning?

Dr.S. Gomathi 90% (2526ratings)
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
There's slipped disc happened at the area of d11 and d 12 causing minimal spinal cord indentation will help
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Hi, I have disk bulge problem at l4- l5 and radiating at right leg. What is the best treatment for this?

Dr.Amit Kumar 88% (283ratings)
B.P.T., M.P.T.
Physiotherapist, Greater Noida
Hello lybrate user, u have to start physiotherapy treatment and take some precautions as physio. prescribe u. Good luck..
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I have disc bulge at l4-l5 & it happened before 7 days. I took complete bed rest with heat therapy & from last 3 days, doing back extension. Pain is still there while walking & increases after sitting. Please suggest.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (7896ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Condition which refers to a problem with a rubbery disc between the spinal bones. This condition occurs when the soft centre of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.But we have to look into the details of the problem. Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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Recently the doctor told I got disc desiccation with severe lower back muscle spasm, I have been going to physiotherapy for the past one week, I want to know if I can go for work where I need to sit for 12 hours (including travelling, I want to know if it's ok travel and sit at work.

Dr.Rahul Rai 93% (3817ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
Use lumbosacrl belt doring walk and sit. Countinue physiotherapy for long time do regular exercises avoid forward flexion and maintain urs postuer.
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Hi Sir, Dorsal disc bulge at l2-3, l3-5, l5-s1 levels causing ventral thecal sac indication, bilateral neural foramina narrowing. Please help me to cure my problem asap.

Vanka Prabhukiran 85% (19ratings)
MD - General Medicine, MBBS, MRCP (UK)
General Physician,
Hi Sir, Dorsal disc bulge at l2-3, l3-5, l5-s1 levels causing ventral thecal sac indication, bilateral neural foramin...
It takes a long time to cure. Mainstay of treatment in this type of situation is do physio as advised by an experienced physiotherapist and using some medications to improve your nerves and control your symptoms.
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Sir I have disk problem l4 l5 s1, disk bulging and right foot pain. Please help me to cure it asap.

Dr.Sreepada Kameswara 96% (28591ratings)
DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopathy Doctor, Hyderabad
Disk bulging. L4, l5, s1 causes low back pain and sciatic pain. Right foot pain is due to sciatic nerve problem homeopathy has very good treatment for your problems. No side effects. Please take homeopathic medicine rhus tox 200-once daily in the morning for 5 days. Consult me through Lybrate for further prescription and treatment.
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Spinal Disc Problems - Know How To Deal With Them!

MD - Alternate Medicine
General Physician, Lucknow
Spinal Disc Problems - Know How To Deal With Them!

A spinal disk has a soft, jellylike centre (nucleus) encased in a tougher, rubbery exterior (annulus). Sometimes called a slipped disk or a ruptured disk, a herniated disk occurs when some of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus.A herniated disk, which can occur in any part of the spine, can irritate a nearby nerve. Depending on where the herniated disk is, it can result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. Many people have no symptoms from a herniated disk. Surgery is usually not necessary to relieve the problem.

Discs uni formally distribute the body weight. It has got three-part the disc plate, nucleus and fibrous. Because of some undue pressure at a particular part of the disc, some or all cartilage fibres rupture and the nucleus bulges out. In advanced grade, this bulged out part may compress a corresponding nerve root. Due to compression, patients may experience radiating pain in the legs.

The most common site of a disc bulge is between L4-5 and L5-S1.
Through holistic corrective programme bulged out part retracts back leaving the pressure on the nerve.
The treatment has become successful because of unique muscle spasm release techniques and spinal decompression.
The disc is 84% gelatinous with the water-absorbing property. On decompression, it swells up and bulged out part retracts back and leaves the pressure on the nerve root.
As a final result, patients get complete relief in pain in the leg and also low back pain is permanently relieved.
This is the best-known treatment to date. According to a study done at KBMS Institute, more than 85% of patients get quick and permanent relief through this Holistic Corrective Programme (HCP).

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Herniated Disc - Know Effects Of It!

Dr.Gurinder Bedi 91% (26ratings)
CCST(Internal Medicine), FRCS (Orth Surg), FRCS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB Orthopedics, MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Delhi
Herniated Disc - Know Effects Of It!

A herniated disc also known as a slipped disc or prolapsed disc 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 slipped 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:

Treatment or diagnosis of a herniated disc or slip disc can be either conservative or surgical in nature. The nature of the 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 relaxers, 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, 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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