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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Acute lumbar Syndrom: Most likely you had an acute lumbar syndrome characterized by muscle spasm. The this really depends on whether it be the bulging disc or something els ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not necessarily: If you do not have progressive muscle weakness, and atrophy, and pain is manageable, you may actually be able to wait until disc dessicates and shrink ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Reassuring: Your MRI is an excellent test to reassure you that there is nothing seriously wrong, like cancer. Multiple Myeloma is a cancer that affects older adu ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Based on symptoms.: Slight disc bulge is probably present in most every 53 y/o spine. A very non specific finding. Treatment would be based on symptoms. If there are no ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
PT: Would start with pt or chiropractic care. Home stretches, nsaids, ice or heat also recommended. If no improvement then cortisone injections would be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience clinical Psychology
Very common: Amitriptyline or Elavil (amitriptyline) is an older style antidepressant called a tca (tricyclic antidepressant). It has been used in recent years fo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Need Physician: That is way above the ability of this simple app. You need a physician, preferably an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate your spine, the mri, and then to ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
8 years experience Sleep Medicine
No: You need physical therapy.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Reduces the disc: Extension exercise , mckenzie reduce the disc herniation by opening up the disc space and allowing the disc itself to go back inside the space. But ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
UTIs not related: First, check with a urologist on UTI & frequency as not related to back issues. In terms of a disc bulge, they are normal findings. Even herniated ... Read More

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