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A 22-year-old male asked:

i have l5-s1 para central disc protrusion 6.1 mm. my leg pain gets worse in winters or sleeping in a.c! why does it happen. how may i avoid it ?

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 35 years experience
Use hot water bottle: Can increase blood flow to nerve that disc is pressing on.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2015

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