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Multilevel degenerative disc disease, disc bulging, herniated discs, central spine stenosis. What type of activities should I avoid?

hii I have multilevel degenerative disc disease with multiple bulging and herniated disc from C3-4 down through C6-7 with mild central canal spinal stenoses at C4-5 and C5-6 levels. Multiple herniated disk in the upper thoracic spine, worse at the T3-T4 level. Multilevel foraminal stenoses. what type of activities or jobs should I avoid
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Avoid intense exercise and physical activity, particularly heavy lifting and trunk twisting, if there is acute back pain.

Try Rhustox, Ruta, Colchicum, Arnica remedys in 200 potency . These medicines often provide significant benefits.

Try alternating between hot and cold packs. Some doctors recommend changing from hot to cold every 3 minutes and repeating this sequence three times. Others believe ice packs should be applied first. This routine should be done two or three times during the day.

Supportive back belts, braces, or corsets may help some people temporarily, but these products can reduce muscle tone over time and should be used only briefly.

Exercise, diet, stress, and weight all have a significant influence on back pain. Changing certain lifestyle factors can help reduce, and possibly prevent, backaches.Yoga relieves low back pain better than conventional exercise



Dr Rajashekar
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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