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A 47-year-old male asked:

I have constant pain/pressure around the l4/l5-l5/s1 disc area, diagnosed mri report says: disc bulging with posterior vertebral body endplate osteoph?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Pain may not be-: -from the oeteophyte, because you don't say what level that finding is at or how many levels are involved. The back pain i would assume front your age could very well be from degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. A bulging disk is another sign of degenerative disease. There are many treatments available so see your PCP for eval & referrals if needed.
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 36 years experience
Common Problem: These days there are a wide-variety of treatment modalities to chose from that are effective. I assume you are currently being evaluated by orthopedics and/or neurology.
Last updated Apr 10, 2018


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