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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consultation.: An orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon who knows your case, would be able to provide you with very specific options. Acupuncture can reduce pai ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Discs may are may not ever cause problems. Most discs are a symptomatic. Lifestyle like healthy diet, exercise and normal weight may prevent problems ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Personal consult: An in-person evaluation would be needed to provide you with information about what treatment option is best for you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Physical therapy: Okay to ask your doc why she was not a surgery candidate. Okay to ask for physical therapy, it can be helpful. Be well and good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Bulging disks: Bulging discs in the lumbar spine can be a potential source of low back pain. The tough, outer covering of the disc space (annulus fibrosus) contains ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Foulkes
31 years experience in Hand Surgery
Thoracic disc: Thoracic disc herniations are not as common as low back or cervical disc herniations, but when they occur they will produce pain radiating from the sp ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
Abnormal appearance: A bulging disc refers to an intervertebral disc that has extended past its original footprint, so to speak, and may be pushing up against the nerves. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
MRI: The best test to evaluate the disks of the spine is an MRI of the cervical (neck) thoracic (mid back) or lumbar (low back) spine. Your gp can order t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience in Neurosurgery
Conservative means: Initially, try medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, injections. If these measures fail, and MRI shows correctabl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The ... Read More
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