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A 20-year-old female asked:

20yo:sharp mid-back pain & numb/pins&needles in feet. mri: bulging disc, schmorls node & mod. ddd @ t11. causes/treatment? do, dc & pt haven't helped.

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 43 years experience
Low back pain: What you describe is consistent with degenerative disc disease. There are many cause as well as multiple treatment options. I usually recommend physical therapy with possible local ultrasound therapy to the lower back. In severe cases, you will physician may recommend steroid injections. I recommend following up with a back specialist.

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