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i have a "large disc protrusion" at l5s1 with severe lower back pain, tingling and numbness in left leg and foot. what would be treatment? ct scan 2 years ago showed bulging disc. mri recently showed it has gotten larger. referred to neurologist.

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Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Lumbar herniated....: If you are experiencing "red flags", such weakness, difficulty with moving bowel and bladder, intolerable back pain, then a urgent visit to see a Spine Surgeon or an Interventional Spine Specialist for a minimally invasive procedure to decompress the nerve(s). Otherwise, treatment measures such as physical therapy, medications, epidural steroid injections, safe manipulation therapy are beneficial

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Last updated Jul 9, 2020

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