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Herniated disc and working as dentist

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Roham06, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. Roham06

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    Hello
    I am dentistry student 3rd.
    Recently diagnosed with herniated disc and now I have sever lower back pain ....
    And I am very worried about my future career as dentist...
    Will i be able to work?

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  3. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    not for a while. You shouldn't even sit for long periods of time, which makes class time and clinic time difficult. You may have to take a medical leave of absence, especially if you need surgery. The first step in treating it usually involves steroids, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatories, etc. Not only will it plug you up, but you won't really be in any condition to go anywhere.
     
  4. allantois

    allantois 2+ Year Member

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    There are different severities of disc herniation. I’d discuss it with a specialist.
     
  5. oralcare123

    oralcare123 7+ Year Member

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    You need to consult a specialist
    From my experience. Most likely you will be fine, but will have to take good care of yourself and not do anything “stupid “to do more damage
     
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