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Suggest Treatment For Compressed Discs In Lower Back And Pinched Nerve

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Posted on Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Question: Hi, I have three compressed discs in my lower back, also a pinched nerve. I am having great difficulty ejaculating. Would the pinched nerve be causing this. I'm sixty two and healthy.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes. It is due to pinched nerves.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The compression of discs causes a compression of the nerve roots coning out from the spine thus causing the nerve related symptoms like you are having. The constant pain numbness difficulty in ejaculating or urination etc are the usual symptoms due to the nerve root compression.
For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc.
- Maintain optimum body weight,if you are obese
- Avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back
- Change your daily activities so that you avoid movements that can cause further pain, especially bending forward and lifting as it will worsen the disc protrusion. if you want to bend forwards, do it with your hips and knees flexed.
- Use a lumbosacral back support to stabilize your spinal muscles
- Intermittent pelvic traction might be helpful to cause a regression of the protruded disc. Continue using the inversion table.
- After the initial pain has subsided, remedial exercises to strengthen the spine are very important to restore normal spinal movements and muscle strength. The main aim of exercise is to encourage mobility, reduce muscle spasm, prevent further deterioration in the muscles and speed recovery.
- Use analgesics like advil or aleve and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle spasm, as needed. Vitamin B12 supplements & Pregabalin may be helpful in controlling the neuropathic symptoms.
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

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Suggest Treatment For Compressed Discs In Lower Back And Pinched Nerve

Brief Answer: Yes. It is due to pinched nerves. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The compression of discs causes a compression of the nerve roots coning out from the spine thus causing the nerve related symptoms like you are having. The constant pain numbness difficulty in ejaculating or urination etc are the usual symptoms due to the nerve root compression. For this condition you have to do stretching & strengthening exercises in which you have to stretch tight muscle & strengthen weakened ones which will alleviate stress on facet joint and disc. - Maintain optimum body weight,if you are obese - Avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back - Change your daily activities so that you avoid movements that can cause further pain, especially bending forward and lifting as it will worsen the disc protrusion. if you want to bend forwards, do it with your hips and knees flexed. - Use a lumbosacral back support to stabilize your spinal muscles - Intermittent pelvic traction might be helpful to cause a regression of the protruded disc. Continue using the inversion table. - After the initial pain has subsided, remedial exercises to strengthen the spine are very important to restore normal spinal movements and muscle strength. The main aim of exercise is to encourage mobility, reduce muscle spasm, prevent further deterioration in the muscles and speed recovery. - Use analgesics like advil or aleve and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle spasm, as needed. Vitamin B12 supplements & Pregabalin may be helpful in controlling the neuropathic symptoms. 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