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Degenerative disc disease l4 l5

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Keep active and keep exercising.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Of course: You can be healthy and functional. You need to be proactive and take care of yourself. Good nutrition, keep the weight off, good body mechanics, kee... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Kurt Ehlert
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Degeneration is norm: What you're describing could be the normal process of aging in the lumbar spine. Discs degenerate as we get into our 30's & 40's, but most often, ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: Consider seeing a chiropractor who is a physical therapist. Other options are spine surgeon or pain mgmt specialist. Good luck.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Compression fracture: 20 y/o is too young to osteoporosis but some conditions may lead to early one such as cystic fibrosis. Trauma is by far the leading cause for such thi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Complex category: Low back pain causes trouble for numerous people, and, as you note, there are many causes. This is too lengthy a topic to engage herein, but you coul... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Arthritis -- Spine: What are you describing is arthritis of various levels of your spine. Loss of volume describes damage to the intervertebral disc (loss of water), less... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You need to: contact your surgeon immediately, because this could be a post-operative infection or other complication. Radiation down to your leg could come from ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Unclear : You may possess abnormal films, yet not have clinical signs of nerve disfnctn., and may do better with conservative patience. You could possess a ris... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
YES: A central protrusion can cause a narrowing of the space for the spinal cord causing "SPINAL STENOSIS" a condition characterized by BILATERAL lower ext... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Need evaluation: This sounds like a chronic pain syndrome. It needs to be evaluated. Be certain where the pain is coming from. See what can be done to help it. On cod... Read More

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