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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have moderately severe l5-s1 l4 disk degeneration. mild disk bulge. mild bilateral posterior facet and mild bilateral stenosis per mri and hips hurt?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
PT: Physical therapy is the traditional approach. You should also get a good physical and comprehensive blood work. If it gets worse you will need some type of surgery.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.
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Last updated Jun 5, 2015

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