A 70-year-old female asked:
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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Herniated disc: Please have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedic surgeon. He/she will decide what might be necessary and what might not. Please keep me posted.
Answered on Aug 30, 2015
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