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What precautions should i take to lower the effect of slipped disc ?

i have slipped disc what precautions should i take so that it does not increase
Asked On : Mon, 14 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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After slipped disc , spondilysis one shoud restrict heavy weight carrying. long journey, riding motorbyke, jerking movements and exercises. Have a visit to a ortho surgeon and get advise about use of collar, taking traction.
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Answered: Mon, 14 Feb 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Shirish Sachdeva's  Response
Hello Rashida,

General precautions for a patient with disc slip would include:

1. Avoid Forward bending

2. Maintianing a correct/erect posture all the time.

3. Not Doing activities involving heavy weight

4. Avoid use of Indian toilet seat

5. Avoid Riding any bike/scooter/rickshaw

6. Avoid Prolonged sitting activities.

7. Maintainence of one posture for long time should be avoided

8. Use of a Belt may be advised in the initial stages

9. Physiotherapy forms an important aspect of strengthening your back. - "go for it".

10. Don't let your body weight to increase

Take Care

Dr.Shirish Sachdeva

Orthopaedic & Neurological

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Lifestyle Medicine Counsellor
Answered: Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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