Is Physical Therapy for Herniated Disc Supposed to Hurt?

How can a patient do physical therapy for a herniated disc if it hurts too much to exercise? What if you have a herniated disc and find that the physical therapy exercises are impossible to Read more...

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How Herniated Disc Is Treated if You Can’t Have Surgery

If you can’t have surgery for your herniated disc, there are conservative treatments available, but first find out if you truly cannot have the operation. You may have read that herniated disc surgery requires general Read more...

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Can Specific Exercises Increase Risk of Herniated Disc?

If a spinal disc might easily tear in some people, could certain exercises raise the risk of herniation? I posed this question to Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid, D.C., chiropractor with Laser Spine Institute. Dr. Langmaid explains, Read more...

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Can Excessive Bed Rest from Herniated Disc Cause DVT?

You’d better avoid a lot of bed rest, no matter how painful your herniated disc, if you want to avoid a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). I asked Dr. Michael Perry, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder Read more...

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Can Dehydration Alone Cause A Bulging Disc?

“Yes, dehydration can cause a bulging disc,” says Dr. Michael Perry. He is the Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Laser Spine Institute. It’s hard to believe, but true: Not drinking enough water can lead to Read more...

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Time It Takes for Lifting Weights to Bulge a Disc

“It could take seconds, or it could take years,” for weightlifting to cause a bulging disc, says Dr. Michael Perry, Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Laser Spine Institute. I was inspired to write this article Read more...

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Herniated Disc Symptoms vs. Spinal Tumor: Symptom Comparison

“Both herniated disc and tumors can present with symptoms that are consistent with the nerve compression,” says Charles Park, MD, Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Read more...

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Why Can Young Athletes Get a Herniated Disc?

Even young athletes can suffer from a herniated disc; it’s not just for older couch potatoes. Charles Park, MD, neurosurgeon, Director of The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Read more...

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Does Housework Count As Physical Therapy for Herniated Disc?

Huge mistake if you think your housework magically replaces the physical therapy you’ve been prescribed for a herniated disc. You’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disc. You had a session of physical therapy with a Read more...

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When PAIN Happens in Disc Herniation Therapy

A spine doctor discusses pain from physical therapy for a herniated disc. Sometimes, the physical therapy for a herniated disc hurts. Is the patient supposed to work through this pain? “Pain is subjective,” begins Dr. Read more...

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Physical Therapy for Herniated Disc: Relief after First Session?

How soon should physical therapy for a herniated disc bring relief—after the first session or does it take a while? A woman I know was diagnosed with a herniated disc and went to see a Read more...

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Can Excessive Rest Interfere with Herniated Disc Rehab?

A spine doctor has bad news for those with a herniated disc who spend lots of time lying around, even if they do therapy exercises. So you have a herniated disc and it hurts like Read more...

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Herniated Disc Treatment: Decompression vs. Conservative

Find out which treatment for herniated disc, percutaneous decompression or conservative, wins out in the long run. A herniated disc can be treated with conservative means or with a technique called percutaneous disc decompression. A Read more...

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Surgery for Disc Herniation Better When Done Sooner

The sooner you get your herniated disc operated on, once you realize this is what you must do, the better the outcome of the surgery. Do not delay in getting this procedure. If you have Read more...

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Bulging Disc: How Long to Try Conservative Treatment?

Find out how long you should give conservative treatment a try before having surgery for your bulging (herniated) disc.           If you’ve been diagnosed with a herniated (bulging) disc, do not Read more...

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Herniated Disc: Can Excessive Bed Rest Make It Worse?

Warning: Lying down in the name of herniated disc pain is not a smart decision. Pain in the back (or radiating down the buttocks and leg) from a herniated disc? It may seem logical to Read more...

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Herniated Disc: How to Take Aleve for Pain Relief

 A spine doctor explains how to take Aleve for pain relief from a lumbar herniated disc.  The instructions on a bottle of Aleve state to take once every 12 hours; it’s a “12 hour relief” pain Read more...

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Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation on Herniated Disc

Find out the truth about chiropractic manipulation on a herniated disc in the low back. Perhaps you’ve heard that chiropractic work on someone with a lumbar herniated disc can be potentially harmful or risky. For Read more...

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Can Microdiscectomy Be Performed Under Regional Anesthesia?

If you need a microdiscectomy but are not suitable for general anesthesia, this procedure CAN be done using regional. You may fear general or be a poor candidate for it, but this doesn’t mean you Read more...

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What to Do for Herniated Disc Pain if You’ve Tried Everything

Find out what ELSE you can do for herniated disc pain even if you’ve “tried everything and nothing works.” There is hope for people who continue to suffer with herniated disc pain, despite having tried Read more...

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