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How to position oneself in a whirlpool bath when diagnosed with bulging disc?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Back Pain
Question: YES, I HAVE A BULGING DISC THAT MAKES MY LEFT LEG HURT. WEMT TO MY DOCTOR ANDGAVE ME MEDICATION TO REDUCE INFLAMATION AND PAIN. I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL AND WANT TO KNOW WHEN AND HOW TO POSITION THE JETS TO BE EFFECTIVE.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Position jet away from back.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
For bulging discs the medications that you have been prescribed do help in early stages.
Physiotherapy like intermittent lumbar traction , back exercise reduces pressure of disc bulge for some time & gives relief.

The following measures will help with the pain
• Lie on a hard bed.
• Anti -inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants as prescribed.
• Avoid forward bending.
• Correct your posture while sitting
• Avoid prolonged sitting
• Avoid strenuous activity & lifting heavy weights.
• Apply diclofenac gel on the affected area. Warm compresses will also help.
In whirlpool bath, it is best to position the jet away from the back to avoid any direct pressure or injury to the area.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 21 minutes later
yes, What is diclorenac gel, and which way should I lay down. would a chiropractor help and if so when should I visit one.
also how long should I stay in the whirlpool and how often or should I wait until the pain in my leg receeds
sorry doctor I have never had back problems. I guess it goes with age. but should I take all my meds. together or take them at separate times and with or without food thank you Sir this is really helping me understand what I should do and don't do.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Diclofenac gel is a pain killer gel like Volini gel available over the counter for pain relief.
You should lay straight on the bed.
Chiropractor will not help. An orthopedician is the best person to consult.
You can stay in whirlpool for 15 minutes. The pain in legs will take 2 weeks to recede with proper treatment.
You can take the medicines prescribed together but after meals.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
should down on my back on stomach
can I use bengay with psoriasis and the medications I an on
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should lie on your back.

Detailed Answer:
You should lie straight on your back.
You can use Bengay along with the medicines you are taking.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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