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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Consider seeing a chiropractor who is a physical therapist. Other options are spine surgeon or pain mgmt specialist. Good luck.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Generally an l4/5 disc can cause pain down a leg with numbness and tingling. Taking pain pills and getting constipated could cause abdominal pain.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Foot pain.: We should be looking for a source of pain in your distal leg and feet rather than in the spine. You may want to see a specialist in neurology or phys ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Disc: Many things can be done. Please see your doctor and have a full work-up. Pt, chiropractic, injections, decompression etc.. Can be tried before any sur ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
No. yes maybe: The dessication and mild bulge are quite common and rarely cause symptoms. The foraminal stenosis is of more concern. This will cause pain if the st ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: this would cause back pain that might radiate down you left leg but no GI problems
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: It may cause pain referred to that area, yeas...
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Nothing: Research has shown that the findings on imaging studies do not correlate all the time with patient symptoms. If you have no problems then don't worry ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Degenerative Disease: What you are describing are arthritic changes in the lumbar spine, what question are you asking, as I am unclear as to what you want to ask!
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A female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No guarantees: Treatment options for spinal conditions include physical therapy, medications, spinal injections, and surgery, typically done in that order (least to ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Spinal surgery: Go back and see the surgeon who operated on you and be reassessed. There are many reasons why this may be going on.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not likely: The area of the abdomen is supplied from the thoracic spine, not L5S1, per below. https://www.google.co.il/search?q=nerve+supply+to+umbilicus&safe ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
The defect itself: doesn't cause radicular symptoms(sciatica), but it can result in slippage of one vertebra over another(spondylolisthesis), and extensive degenerative ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: It depends where the cyst is. If it is in the facet joint or ligamentum flavum or along the nerve root, then it can cause hip pain and "sciatica" also ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe: Though suspect post-op symptoms. That being said if pain worsens, continues or is associate with other worrisome signs then best to be evaluated. Only ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Elskens
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica gets better: With such minimal info, it's hard to help. The length of time of symptoms is important. If there is any other associated symptoms such as numbness or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Now: No reason i can think of to wait.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Possible: These conditions may cause pain to be felt or radiated to this area. See a pain specialist.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Unclear question: What are you asking. Please clarify.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
What do you mean?: Are you trying to gauge the force of straining at stool? Or, how can we help you?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Keep: Your core strong (strength exercise to abdomen and low back muscles, under the supervision of physical therapy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If all other causes : Have been ruled out then time and medication can help along with various pain management techniques ranging from injections to a spinal cord stimulato ... Read More
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