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A 41-year-old female asked:

L4-5, s1 herniation, numbness down left leg for two years. have tried pt, massage, epidural injections and oral steroids. what else should i try?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
see below: The conservative measures seem to have failed. Now, you may consider if surgery is a potential, but get at least two opinions, one orthopedic, other neurosurgeon, and also consider approaches, such a use of scope, as contrasted to open procedure. Would be rather skeptical of any fusion suggestion, as this may lead to arthritic changes above and below.
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
You might : Consider seeing a neurosurgeon and discussing surgical options.
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Last updated Nov 17, 2013

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