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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?

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Dr. Kiley Reynolds answered

Specializes in Pain Management

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.

Answered Nov 29, 2013

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Dr. Frederick Rupp answered

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Depends on size and level of pain. Probably not.

Answered Dec 2, 2013

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