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A 42-year-old member asked:

what treatment is available for somebody suffering with a slipped disk in his lower back?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Exercises, ect.: Slipped or herniated disc most time does not result in pain and does not require treatment. Mackenzie exercises are an excellent start in trying to alleviate the pain. I would recommend that you are instructed by a physical therapist. Short term chiropractic care may also be beneficial. Oral steroids, nsaids, epidural steroid injections all may beneficial. If all fail then surgery may be an option.

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What happens if you have a slipped disk in my lower back?

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Slipped disc?: Depends on wether your MRI results indicate a protruding disc or a herniated disc, and whether or not the involved disc material is encroaching on any nerves or you spinal cord. If you do not have a surgical lesion, then your treatment options are multiple, including but not limited to physical therapy, spinal manipulation, lumbar traction, weight reduction if applicable. Your dr. Should advise u.
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What are the symptoms if having a slipped disk in your lower back?

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Back and leg pain: Most common symptoms are back pain that radiates to one or both of the legs. This is often made worse by bending and twisting or sitting for long periods of time.

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