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A 63-year-old female asked about a 63-year-old female:

i have protruding disc & in pain everday. i started juicing fruit and walking 4 days. i seem to be not in so much pain. what else can i do?

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
See your doctor: You will need to be evaluated by your doctor or a spinal specialist if your symptoms are persisting. Treatment all depends on the exact diagnosis, and specific location of your pain and symptoms. So following appropriate evaluation including examination, then the best treatment plan will be developed. It may include nsaids (if not medically contraindicated), physical therapy, home exercises.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Several things but: Exercise is key. Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control & regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise & activity modification. If no better, then see doctor for further evaluation & treatment. Generally, sleep in a fetal position. If pain is worse at night , get checked immediately.

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