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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bed rest: You should try bed rest for an extended period of time, up to 2 weeks. If symptoms improve, you're good. Otherwise, you get to choose what to do.
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Be careful: Make sure seeking advice from well-trained spine surgeon. The pathology you mention will not necessarily cause the symptoms you list. Let's say you ha ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bulging Discs & Pain: I do not see a question here so do not know what you want from us. But, discs that bulge hit or press on the nerves coming from that level of the spin ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Orthopedist: You must see a specialist right away. Whomever diagnosed the spinal bulging should refer you.
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Herniated disc : For severe and debilitating pain, please see neurosurgeon or spine orthopedist. Discuss with them the different options including laser surgery. Wish ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Would Need More Info: In general, i would need more symptoms, but what you are describing with your symptoms and the results of the mri, i would first recommend physical th ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Surgery Last Resort: I would consult a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist to see your options. You may need surgery or you may not. If you haven't tried epidural s ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: What have you tried prior to considering surgery?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
See neurologist: As explained to another patient one treats the patient and not the MRI Proper history and exam are essential
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Some of the problems in your lower extremities may be attributed from your underlying back condition. A thorough evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Numbness after surge: Very unlikely to improve. Its already been 2 years.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: Gastroparesis is not caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. It can be caused by neuropathy, transient infection, diabetes, anorexia or bulimia.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Ummm....: Let me see if I can translate your post into English: You have bony and disc abnormalities in your lumbar spine and also some hematological abnormalit ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it can cause hip: Disc protrusion like the one you have can compress on the nerves in the spinal canal. This can cause hip pain and sometimes cause numbness and tinglin ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Pain free: after successful discectomy I would recommend several things. Stay physically active. Abdominal strengthening exercises should be done with supervisio ... Read More
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