A 57-year-old female asked:
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I have 2 herniated discs at l4, L5 and s1 with annular tears. Can it be fixed. If so, how? Success rate? Complications?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends.: Your question will need to be answered by someone who can see you directly and correlate the info between your exam and your studies. Should only be fixed if it is causing impingement of the nerve root with compatible symptoms. Otherwise the best treatment is medical - physical therapy, medications, etc.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013
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