Disc herniation occurs due to displacement of disc beyond the intervertebral disc space. It often occurs due to trauma, connective tissue disorders, and congenital disorders. It occurs commonly in the lumbar spine, followed by the cervical spine. Repetitive mechanical activities like twisting and bending can cause it. A sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and obesity can also cause it. The symptoms are severe back pain, inability to walk, loss of bladder control, and muscle spasms. It is treated by taking pain-relieving medications (NSAIDs) and physiotherapy. Benzodiazepines are taken in low doses. In severe cases, surgery is required.
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My husband got lower back pain suddenly. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a healthy 38 year old, who does not smoke and drink. He has worked hard since he was 11 years old, and he held his current job for five years now, which includes laying carpet and floors of all kinds. He has never had any issue with his body in his entire life up until last ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like a classic case of sciatica or perhaps aggravated lumbar disc herniation.Your husband will require an MRI of the lower back to confirm the diagnosis. If true, then you should visit a chiropractor to start conservative care. Low back pain can be helped dra... Read Full »
I have disc herniation pain. How can I cure it other than chiropractor treatment?
Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from disc herniation pain. There is no good chiropractor near me. What other options do I have to cure my disc herniation? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There are many different treatment options for your disc herniation. Physiotherapy, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and yoga are effective based treatment options. If these type of facilities are not available near you, you can also try anti-inflammatories and muscl... Read Full »
What is the reason for my back pain that has not subsided since the past five months?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past five months, I have been suffering from back pain. One morning, I woke up with pain in my back and could not move. I had to rest for a week and used medications for one and a half months. I was feeling better when I took the medicines. Also, I am doing regular exercises l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have gone through your query and the attached files in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You are having a lumbar disc problem with nerve impingement. There are two treatment mo... Read Full »
What is a chiropractor's opinion in correcting back pain occurred due to work injury by lifting heavy boxes?
Query: Hello doctor, I injured my back at work after lifting, pushing, and pulling boxes. The boxes weighed up to 75 lbs. I was diagnosed with sprain or strain of the lower lumbar spine. The pain varies from time to time. It happened a month ago, and I have had physical therapy for three weeks. The pain go... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. In fact, nearly 80 % people experience back pain at some point in their life. In your question, you said you were pushing and pulling boxes which weighed up to 75 lbs. Since then, you have b... Read Full »
I have a heavy neck and lifting head when lying is difficult. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I have a very heavy neck from the last seven months. When lying in the supine position, lifting the head up is very difficult (as if something is pulling from behind). While standing and looking up at the ceiling, I get a cracking sound which is quite loud and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, the disc prolapse is a finding on the MRI. Not to worry about it as it is not causing any compression on the spine or on neural structures. I would like you to do basic neck stretches. Do lots of icing. The most important thing is to maintain your... Read Full »