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Avatar m tn i have an herniated disc in l5-S1,postero paramediane.first grade.wqhat should i do?
Avatar n tn L4-L5 disc level shows a 8 to 9mm. Posterior disc herniation present. Disc dessication is present. Disc dessication is present. Spondylosis is present. Hypertrophic facet changes are present. Stenosis is noted in the anteroposterior and lateral recess diameter. Increased signal is seen posteriorly with findings consistent with an annular tear present. L5-S1 disc level shows a 2 to 3mm. posterior disc protrusion present. Spondylosis is present. Hypertrophic facet changes are present.
Avatar m tn i have an postero paramediane herniated disc in l5-s1 first grade.i have done physical therapy,ultasound,laser therapy and still i have pain in the back and in my right leg.what should i do? i havent done surgery and i dont want to do it.what else can i do?
Avatar n tn I have heard the surgery by laser or non traumatic discectomy. Is it safe to go done. Is this procedure for me or I need another type of surgery?
Avatar n tn Even though I think all my surgeries were a success each and every surgery caused the next surgery. Physical therapists have a cold laser machine that I believe it helps muscle spasms and soft tissue. They also have a much better traction unit. If you haven't been to physical therapist in a while look for one with that cold laser or low level laser unit. To be on the lighter side gravity is our problem!
Avatar n tn I have empathy for all you fine people out there with herniated discs. I also have a herniated disc at c6-7. I will be having outpatient surgery in Ca. in August. The procedure is called CED which means cervical endoscopic discectomy. The bulge will be sucked out with a scope-only 10% of the disc is removed and it is local anethesia. Has anyone here had this procedure? I have pain and weakness down my right arm. I have seen a chiro and done 8 weeks physical therapy without much success.
Avatar n tn I wamt to know more about laser for herniated disc any one here of benny chilles nuerrosugeon
Avatar n tn There are other disc issues, but this is the main one. Am I doomed for more surgery? What are the options for when the disc below a fusion has a large herniation? I can deal with the pain and other symptoms, but the anxiety over the thought of more surgery is overwhelming. Also, do I need to limit my activities or exercise with my neck/back in its' current state?
Avatar m tn Surgery benefits mechanical issues more than addressing pain relief. I would recommend AGAINST a fusion surgery for a disc issue. Have u tried decompression therapy? That would be more benefical for you! Also, don't know if u've tried this yet, but chiropractors are are skilled in the skeletal/muscular systems and would be wonderful to help your deteriating disc issue. Will your insurance cover an artificial disc replacement?
Avatar n tn It showed that I had 2 bulging/herniated discs and 1 herniated disc. The bulging/herniated discs are at L1-L2 and L2-L3 position. The mildly herniated disc was at L5-S1 position. My leg pain is always there, however, its severity is on and off. It's never extreme, such as inability to get out of bed or not go to work. However, at times it's distressing resulting in inability to exercise at gym or do various physical activities fully.
587306 tn?1218529734 Contact Laser Spine Institute Cervical disc herniations(or bulging discs) that are addressed with conventional surgery not only require removal of the entire herniated disc (discectomy), but also fusion. With this procedure, the disc is removed through an incision in the front of the neck (anteriorly) and a small piece of bone is inserted in place of the disc and hardware is placed to immobilize the area of the fusion to allow the bone graft to fuse.
Avatar f tn I let them do endoscopic surgery on me in November 2012 at the Laser Spine Institute. As far as I can tell, the surgery didn't work. It probably made my nerves and muscles WORSE. The back of my neck is stiff like a sliding board. I am in pain all the time, except for when I am lying down. I have a good job and I hate to be off so much, but this is a nightmare. I feel like somebody is pressing down on my shoulders and neck. I do my best to ignore the pain.
Avatar n tn No, I'm not advocating this place, but I have looked it up online and it seems to present a viable option for those of us contemplating spinal surgery. Has any other physician on this board considered arthroscopic or laproscopic surgery to remove disc herniations in the cervical spine? Is this an appropriate alternative to spinal fusion or multiple rounds of PT/meds/manipulation? Or, is this too good to be true?
Avatar f tn one with a neurosurgeon and the second with a surgeon from the Laser Spine Institute. There is no doubt that I am having surgery. The question on the table is which "type" of surgery. I will try to remember to post after surgery to let you know if my breathing problems subside when the herniated discs and bond spurs are removed.
Avatar n tn I live in DC. Both Neuro and spine surgeons recommeded Cervical disc surgery. So I might have the surgery in about a month or two. Someone, please let me know the longterm impact of the surgery. Please post any more info, I may need to know.
Avatar m tn I HAD A MRI DONE BACK IN MARCH AND IT SHOWED 2 HERNIATED DISC BELOW AND 2 HERNIATED DISC ABOVE THE FUSION . HEY MAN CHECK OUT LASER SPINE INSTITUTE.COM/DISC .THINK REAL HARD BEFORE YOU LET A SURGEON TALK YOU IN TO A SURGERY LIKE I HAD THE PAIN RELIEF LASTED ABOUT A YEAR. I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAS HAD THE SAME SURGERY AS I HAD AND THEY ALL ARE HAVING MORE TROUBLE OR EVEN HAD ADDITIONAL NECK SURGERY. ASK ABOUT A PROCEDURE CALLED RADIO FREQUENCY.
Avatar f tn This was the first time this had ever happened and I took him to our vet the following morning. The vet thought it was probably a herniated cervical disc. The two options she gave me were to take him to a specialist immediately and have a $1,500 myelogram or immediately start an anti-inflammatory and laser treatment. Due to my limited budget at the moment, I opted to start the laser treatment.
Avatar n tn Was it right decision to not go through the surgery based on the fact that my symptoms were getting better. 2. I also learned that there is an alternative laser surgery. How efficient and successful is that?
Avatar n tn I haven't been to a holistic healer, but I don't think they can repair the damage from my vertebrae right now. I have a herniated disc bulge above and below the plate I already have in my neck. I keep trying the fruit and veggie thing, but end up eating 1/2 a bag of licorice! So I am interested in your help with a dieting plan. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I have a herniated disc at T8 along with several other herniated disc in the lumbar. I was wondering if you guys have lots of pain around the rib cage and around the sternum.
Avatar f tn The other option is surgery to remove a portion of the herniated disk to relieve the compression of the spinal cord. If you choose not to have surgery, be aware that if your dog looses function of the back legs, it is a surgical emergency because he may not regain function if he is left more than 24 hours. Some dogs will do fine with medical management. He may be a candidate for physical therapy/rehab in the future, but it could be detrimental at this time..good luck!
Avatar f tn Had neck surgery at 33 and now finding out I have a herniated disc in the next level. I do also have low back problems, bulging disc L5-s1 and that flares up my sciatica goes wacky and that's very painful. Try doing pilots using the reformer machine, that's helps me a lot even my neck. Also try a little yoga and make sure you stretch at home every day. Oh don't forget to ice it and also use moist heat not dry heat for about 15 minutes both ways.
Avatar m tn The disk sat on my nerves for too long and I now have nerve damage, but that happened before surgery. I had the disk trimmed off but two year late 2 of them re-herniated. I wish now I had gone with a spinal fusion as the damage to my back now is too bad for surgery to fix so if I were you and your doctor wants to wait I would listen and see what else you can do to help. I take pain pills when I can't handle the pain but otherwise try to grin and bear it.
Avatar m tn I have a herniated disc L5-SI - it is protruding on the left side and i have nerve damage in my left leg mostly in the sciatia nerve. I also have numbness of the right leg, not the nerve numbness but the entire leg goes numb like it is falling asleep. also my herniated disc has calcium deposits around the disc and there may also be scarring there - i am in extreme pain constantly and take lortab for the pain. i have had shots in my back and physical therapy - all of which did no good.
809508 tn?1257612366 C5-6. Has anyone had a double disc replacement? All the info I have found researching says only one disc should be replaced with a pro and insurance will pay for only one.
648377 tn?1316396179 I also have been diagnosed with DDD and several herniated and a bulging disc. But I also have Sjogren's syndrome and the doctors think maybe some RA. Just make sure to check, get blood tests, to make sure there's not more going on.
Avatar n tn Specifically, if a person does little or nothing for their herniated disks, what are the short- and long-term prognoses possible? Also, is the Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression better, worse or just a different option for certain herniated conditions? Isn't the surgical success rate more like 70%, rather than 90%? Thank you for any information you can provide.
Avatar n tn Also, is the Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression better, worse or just a different option for certain herniated conditions? Isn't the surgical success rate more like 70%, rather than 90%? Thank you for any information you can provide.
Avatar n tn There are several treatment options for HNP (Slipped discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease). These include newer non-surgical methods such as computerized spinal decompression, low level laser therapy, and also more advanced physical therapy such as aquatherapy. Percutaneous methods of treatment of DDD include Percutaneous Plasma Energy Discoplasty and Percutaneous Laser Discoplasty.