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A 34-year-old member asked:

i have an l4s2 bulging disk. is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. or.. microdiscectomy?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Physical Therapy: Pt is always a good start. If not improving, then see a surgeon and get set up for epidural steroid injections. If that fails, then consider surgery.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Leg pain herniation: Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are .Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship.

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