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The 4 Levels of a Herniated Disc

Spinal discs can sometimes herniate quickly, as may be the case if there is some type of trauma, such as a hard fall or a car accident. However, it is more common for spinal discs to gradually herniate, which brings us to the four stages ...
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Can I Return to Running Following a Herniated Disc?

Running is a form of exercise that can be a bit strenuous on a healing spine with a disc affected by protruding material. For this reason, it is not uncommon for herniated disc patients to be advised to be cautious with running. As for ...
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How Long Can Numbness Due to a Herniated Disc Last?

If you are living with a herniated spinal disc, it is safe to assume you want any resulting discomfort to go away as soon as possible. This is especially true if you have issues with radiating nerve pain and/or numbness that extends to the ...
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What Is the Maximum Time It Can Take for a Herniated Disc to Heal?

Some patients with herniated spinal discs may not even know their disc has herniated if symptoms are mild or moderate—or not present at all. Typically, herniated discs heal within a few weeks. However, there are times when a herniated ...
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Tips for Reducing Herniated Disc Inflammation

Inflammation is a common issue with herniated discs. In fact, it often contributes to the pain associated with herniation, which occurs when inner disc material extends through the outside shell of a spinal disc. This article offers ...
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Can a Herniated Disc Reabsorb?

Herniated discs are fairly common, and so is spontaneous recovery. In fact, a cumulative study published in 2017 determined nearly 70 percent of herniated discs recover spontaneously. This is good news if you are facing the prospect of ...
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How to Tell if You Have a Herniated Disc

You may not immediately know you have a herniated disc. In fact, you could have a herniated disc and not even know it at all for the duration of the herniation, which is often indefinite unless the protruding disc material eventually eases ...
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Treatment Options for Sciatica Related to a Herniated Disc

Herniated discs often occur in the lower back area. For this reason, it is not unusual for the affected nerve to be the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower back and works its way downward. If the sciatic nerve is the source of your ...
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Are Painkillers Effective for Alleviating Herniated Disc Pain?

Unless the pain you are experiencing is physically debilitating and making it nearly impossible to go about your day, it is often possible to manage the pain associated with a herniated disc with painkillers. This is especially true if the ...
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What Do Athletes Do for Herniated Discs?

Approximately 85 percent of Olympic athletes have issues with disc degeneration or herniation, according to SI.com. Similar lower back problems are common among NFL players. In fact, athletes of all skill levels and ages are just as ...
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