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In general, patients should know their diagnosis first, go through the treatment options before starting the treatments. This is really important for slipped discs as can rupture and compress your spinal cord. Very often, we see patients going for various treatments such as TCM o...
27 Sep 2019
Physical therapy (including physiotherapy) comprises up to 90% of treatment for pain from degenerative disc conditions (most commonly called "slipped disc" in layman's term). Degenerative discs result from natural ageing "wear and tear" of the disc materials in between our spinal bones (ve...
23 Sep 2019
A diffuse disc bulge in your MRI, assuming your MRI radiologist meant a small disc protrusion in his report, represents an aging disc that has naturally lost his water content and its cushion and height with time, resulting in a bulge, like a bulging "worn out" car tyre. Because t...
2 Aug 2019
Diffuse disc bulges (with or without nerve impingement) in MRI is a natural process as we age and can be found in your MRI even if you have no back pain or nerve pain. Nothing needs to be done and nothing can be done to reverse this natural aging. But if there is back...
2 Aug 2019
Usually, "disc bulge" in a radiologist's report describes disc herniation. It is a small disc protrusion due to the natural ageing process. More serious/larger disc protrusion or extruded disc are called "slipped disc" which will require surgery as treatment. "Disc bulge" is used du...
2 Aug 2019
Laminoplasty is a specific surgical procedure performed on the back of the neck to "open up" the spinal channel which contains the spinal cord on its way down to the rest of the body from the brain. It is performed on patients whose spinal cord in the neck are being compressed ...
11 Jul 2019
Neck pain (back of neck, not the front) must be further evaluated by a specialist with an MRI scan if accompanied by the following: following an injury (e.g. fall, accident, manipulation) following a cancer treatment following fever/chills/rigors with or without sore thr...
5 Jul 2019
Dr Dinesh has given you an excellent answer. Following an MRI scan, your treatment will depend on the degree of your nerve compression seen on your MRI scan (not visible on X-rays). If mild compression, your sciatica leg pain is from a nerve irritation or inf...
2 Jul 2019
Back injury resulting in nerve problems will present as pain or numbness spreading from back/buttock down along your leg, with or without "pins and needles" sensation or weakness in your leg/foot/buttock, ON TOP OF your main back pain. The presence of one or mo...
30 Jun 2019
Back sprain or strain, usually caused by injury to your back muscles, takes about a month to recover. The initial severe back pain in the first week after injury will gradually be replaced by a nagging back ache u...
30 Jun 2019
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