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A 28-year-old male asked:

Intermittent back pain(only back.no radiating sx) mri revealed l5, s1 schmorl node located to posterior part of the vertebral body.can it be the cause?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kiley Reynolds
Pain Management 27 years experience
Schmorl's Node: Most schmorl's nodes are asymptomatic, but anything in the wrong place with a mass that can cause compression of a nerve or on a nerve can theoretically cause pain.
Dr. Frederick Rupp
35 years experience
Probably not.: Depends on size and level of pain. Probably not.
Last updated Dec 2, 2013

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