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i have spondylolisthesis herniated disc at l4 l5.had 4 epidurals some relief, back exercise the pain is worse.heat &meds help some what else can i do?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Consider: An evaluation by an osteopathic physician, a physician trained in the musculoskeletal system, to review options.
Answered on Nov 16, 2015
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery: According to the sport trials, surgery for spondylolisthesis is quite effective in patients who fail non-operative modalities. The surgery most often required is a fusion.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Try back support: For some, a simple elastic lumbar support can help as well as a tens unit. About 30% choose surgery with an 85% success rate.
Answered on Jul 25, 2018

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