A 49-year-old female asked:
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lumbar spine-3herniated discs,impigment nerves,buldging discs,central stenosis and facet arthopathy do i need surgery or just injections?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
PainManagementPT&: If you had not good response to PT,Pain Maagement including Facet Point Injections or Epidural Injecions than surgery may be the only choice You have to follow the advice of your Orthopedic/Spine Specialist what is needed in your case
Answered on Jun 15, 2015
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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
A physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist) might also help you decide whether pain management might be sufficient. Many of them have special expertise in pain management. AND they won't first think of surgery, if that has you worried.
Apr 20, 2015

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