A member asked:

6mm herniated disc,l4-l5. lower back pain and now into hip. is steroid normal initial treatment. what's best, very painful at times.

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Dr. Ario Kiarash answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

if the herniation is posterolateral, then epidural or foraminal steroid injection(s) is a possible answer. But your symptoms suggest that the herniation is more central. In case of lateral herniation, the pain would go down to the top of your thigh and your knee( L4 nerve root caught at L4-5). So I think you should try low back strengthening, traction, or a McKenzie certified therapist first!

Answered Feb 24, 2018



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