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What should I do for slipped disc during pregnancy?

Q: I have a slipped disc problem and I am in the second trimester of pregnancy. What are the dos and don'ts and what are the exercises I should do to help get over the pain and develop a strong back? I get numbness down from the lower back till my foot but only on the right side. I am 26 years of age. Please advise.

A:The best advice at the moment is bed rest and analgesics. 90% of disc herniations (slipped disc) resolve with rest. If the problem continues post-pregnancy, a micro-endoscopic discectomy can be performed.

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