A 38-year-old male asked:
Back\leg pain11week, 3rd bout in 12m.mri shows l5s1protusion, doesn't show foot drop cause.nerve block didn't work.nuero did emg\normal.is discectomy next?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Definite option: If you have failed an appropriate course of conservative care, a microdiscectomy is a reasonable option. Check out dpine-health.Com. Good luck.
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Back pain: It sounds like you failed conservative treatment. Surgical evaluation is a reasonable approach. There are many different surgical options for back pain. I recommend you discussing them with your surgeon.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 24, 2013
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