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Fix without surgery?large diffuse disc protrusion l5-s1 w/caudal extrusion. severe bilat/lat recess steno-severe central steno-severe bilat foram-stem

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
That is a MR Dx. : If U have no symptoms no need 2 treat. If U have severe symptoms U can buy some time with epidural steroids but not permanent. Surgery is very successful if symptoms match the MR findings. Good luck.
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
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Always seek a second opinion before surgery!
Aug 24, 2020

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