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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have back pain.i have some numbness down my spine.i have had 4epiderals i have had xrays physical therapy &take pain medication. i need this fixed.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
MRI?: If you have not yet had an MRI that would seem like a reasonable next step. Surgery is generally a last resort. Only a trained spine surgeon can evaluate you and your imaging studies to determine if surgery might help.
Dr. Kris Siemionow
19 years experience
MRI: Make sure that you have an mri. See a spine specialist to make sure that you have the correct diagnosis.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 17 years experience
See a Spine Surgeon: Not sure if you have a diagnosis yet as to what's causing your symptoms. Any pain/numbness/tingling going down your legs? In addition to xrays, you will need a MRI of your lumbar spine to better evaluate your spine and see what could be causing your symptoms-if coming from your spine. Getting an accurate diagnosis, will then better enable your doctors to formulate a more effective treatment plan.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2019

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