New York, NY
A 65-year-old female asked:
65 yr fem, herniated disc of lumbar mri show mild disc bulge from l1-l2 to l4-l5, slight degen. grade 1 retrolisthesis. had 1 month therapy. osteoporosis. i have severe back and left side pain. what next? acupuncture? pain mngmt? shot in back?
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Psychiatry 27 years experience
Pain: First question - were any of these MRI findings believed to be the cause of the back and left side pain? Has an orthopedic surgeon been consulted? If not, recommend that. Depending on his/her findings - there may be a number of treatment options. Acupuncture won't fix the actual intervertebral disc problems but it can often reduce inflammation in the surrounding area & improve range of motion,
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