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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Disc pain: Disc pain is primarily in the back without going g down the legs. Unfortunately most people have more than one reason to have back pain. You shod di ... Read More
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Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Annular tear : Annular tears can be very painful and give rise to back pain and spasm in the acute period. The bulging disk or in more severe cases herniated disk u ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is tru ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Low BAck pain : I have seen over 20 thousand patients with low back pain. MRI findings do not dictate a patient's symptoms or outcomes as much as a physical examinati ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?sacro-iliac dysfnct: Referred pain from the back down a leg can be associated with hip or sacro-iliac problems. Also, there are occasional cases of peripheral sciatica, se ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sciatica from hip?: You can have sciatica type symptoms arising from compression of the sciatic nerve in the posterior hip region underneath the piriformis muscle.
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Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Piriformis : Piriformis syndrome is an exception. This imbalance has been shown to cause compression of the sciatic nerve with resulting sciatica.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Probably not: The research is not yet clear on the use of prolotherapy for spinal problems. It seems more likely to benefit chronic back pain. If you have "sciati ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Recommend norml surg: In my opinion the laminectomy may be the best option. Although it is not normally helpful for pain, it should help in a case of central canal stenosi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sciatica.: Sciatica is the symptom complex that results from a herniated disc that compresses the sciatic nerve. Management depends on how bad the herniation is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Lumbar radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy are much more likely, and sometimes the MRI findings are there but poorly understood. Further evaluation ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
MRI can show inflame: The MRI can help see sacroiliac inflammation when X-rays are normal. This is called non-radiographic sacroiliitis and spondylarthropathy. The sympt ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
How many ESI?: If you only had one esi, but it worked for a couple of days, you may consider having another injection. Sometimes a series of injections (up to 3) i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
13 years experience Pain Management
Maybe not then: For true lumbar radiculopathy, there needs to be a pinching or irritation (chemically) of a nerve root in the lumbar spine. If the MRI is completely ... Read More

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