A member asked:

I have spinal stenosis in both my cervical and lumbar spine, bulging discs, nerve abutment. do you think surgery is a good option for me?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

It is impossible to even begin to answer your question when one has almost no history, cannot examine you and cannot review the MRIs. If you have questions, get a second opinion.

Answered Mar 24, 2015

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Dr. Laurence Badgley answered

Specializes in General Practice

Female age unknown has age-related spine changes noted on MRI. When MRI first invented "bulging" disks thought to be pain generators. Now, surgeons realize these can be red herrings. Some studies indicate only 10% back pain disorders benefitted by surgery. U.S. leads world in unnecessary back operations. Get second opinion. First try aquatherapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, & etc.

Answered Jul 20, 2016

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