A 52-year-old female asked:
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how to fix a lumbar disc that's ballooning out to the side, with part going into spinal canal?

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Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on symptoms: The only true way to fix this problem is by surgery. Saying that however, is not the only option. It really depends on your symptoms. Simple conservative treatments should be tried first. Those include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and home exercises and maybe injections. If that all fails and there is still pain present then surgery would be on option.
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Agree. And generally before surgery, an MRI should document the specific nerve injured and it's site, and an EMG/NCV should document and confirm that injured nerve's damaged nerve function
Aug 5, 2014

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