Missing lower back disk

by Robert
(Virginia)

Question: Hi, My girlfriend has a missing disc in her lower back. And she suffers from horrible horrible back pain most nights. She sees a doctor occasionally for it. But all they do is give her pain pills. Sometimes when her back hurts so bad her legs go numb and she falls. I just wanted to know if there is anything we can do to help the pain. Or help her condition?...



Answer: There are quite a few treatment recommendations I could make other than just pills. I would suggest going to see a physical therapist that specializes in spinal disorders to get on a specific exercise program. Exercise has been demonstrated to be effective in helping chronic back pain, given the patient is being consistent in performing the exercises. Utilizing ice can also be a temporary help. For chronic pain acupuncture could also be of benefit.

Hope these suggestions help.

~JTrempe PT, ATC

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Mar 03, 2018
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Back pain also NEW
by: Judy

I have 2 discs gone in my lower back. Its agony just to stand or bend. My doctor gives me no medications at all. She should be thankful she getd pain meds for some relief

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by: Judy

I have 2 discs gone in my lower back. Its agony just to stand or bend. My doctor gives me no medications at all. She should be thankful she getd pain meds for some relief

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