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A 38-year-old female asked:

I was told that i have a lumbar collapsed disc and its just bone on bone and the spurs are bad. what is the treatment for that? can i avoid back surgery? also spinal stenosis as well?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not feasible to assess surgical risk based on provided data. Generic conservative approach involves physical therapy, acupuncture, stretching, McKenzie Back Exercise program, possibly swimming, but minimal use of braces and pain medications. Consult a spine surgeon for an opinion. Avoid surgery unless pain is unbearable, there is progressive weakness and atrophy, urinary issues, or instability
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