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Back pain surgery & treatment options

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Without surgery to remove the fragment, is there any hope it will dissolve or somehow better itself? I am a young 50 except for this problem.


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replied April 4th, 2009
Back Pain Answer A6242
Your question involves the fragment in your spine.
It is possible, however with long term physical therapy, and extreme lifestyle and movement restrictions, that you may be able to achieve pain relief without surgical intervention. Such procedures may include "bracing" your spine with athletic tape into the best position for lowest disc pressure, decompression therapy, and restriction from lifting objects over 15-20 lbs. These are simply a few examples of synergistic lifestyle instructions to keep disc pressure to a minimum.
An anti-inflammatory diet can significantly reduce inflammation responses, along with losing excess bodyfat, and adding manual therapies to improve blood flow and reduce pain such as acupuncture and massage.
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