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My mri scan showed that i have a bulging disc in my lower back should i see a spine specialist

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, the ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simant Shah
11 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, it ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kohn
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe thoracic prob: bulging disc from accident? spontaneous? in Lumbar area may also have thoracic involvement;need exam and imaging. May be secondary muscle involvement ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Let's analyze: If you possess bulging discs in neck and back, these are NOT affecting your walking in any fashion. You claim your Multiple Sclerosis is "not active" ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either of 2: See an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Barbaro
45 years experience in Neurosurgery
Physical therapy: Appropriate physical therapy with back stretching, core strengthening should help. If not, a spine specialist is next, but avoid surgery.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Your choice, BUT: If you give it time, the disc will desiccate and shrink over about 9-10 months, but if it is causing unbearable pain and causing progressive weakness ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Heal: It could have healed or maybe whoever read the MRI was not accurate. The other findings is the ct scan was not interpreted properly or may not have pi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience in Neurosurgery
Back pain: Persistent back pain may require specific exercises and physical therapy, chiropractic care or pain management to eliminate the pain. See a neurosurge ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
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