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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for a l5-s1 disc hernia?

Dr. Larry Armstrong
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
22 years in practice
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Are there non steroidal and non surgical treatments for a l5-s1 disc hernia?

Therapy: You can try Ibuprofen over the counter and physical therapy as a first line treatment of a herniated disk without surgery. If you fail therapy and your pain persists, you may need surgery. Try to do physical therapy first. Williams and mckenzie exercises help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can an L5 s1 hernia heal on its own?

Herniated disc?: If you do not have nerve compression resulting in pain or bladder/bowel dysfunction, your body will eventually form scar tissue around the new place the disc rests and the symptoms will improve. This can take 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Hello, lm from macedonia and l need a help because l really don't know how to get health l have 27 age, and l have discuss hernia l4, L5 l5-s1 pls, help?

Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Hello, lm from macedonia and l need a help because l really don't know how to get health  l have 27 age, and l have discuss hernia l4, L5 l5-s1 pls, help?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. Physical therapy, tylenol or aleve, nerve blocks, the combination works 80% of the time. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Is it normal to still feel pain after 2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is it normal to still feel pain after  2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Not uncommon: Never the less please make appt with the surgeon to make sure that you are healing normally. Many things could have gone wrong after you went home. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Need doctor's help! will L5 s1 cause hernia type groin pain?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Need doctor's help! will L5 s1 cause hernia type groin pain?

Yes, it is possible: But sensory nerves in this area originate from higher levels, so it is not very likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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I have bulging in l5-s1 causing major sciatica l5-l4 is almost as bad slight stnosis in my t spine and small hernias i take MS cotin 30-2/day still pa?

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
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I have bulging in l5-s1 causing major sciatica l5-l4 is almost as bad slight stnosis in my t spine and small hernias i take MS cotin 30-2/day still pa?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Celia Dominguez
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
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Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.

Dr. Celia Dominguez
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Back injury d/t pt pulling me forward & leaned back against force. Hernia L5-S1(MRI L3-5). Mid back sore 3 months later.Called strain but not healing.

Consult: Physical therapy is important. Can Consult neurologist, pain specialist, back specialist, sports doctor, physiatrist and yes neuro or back surgeons for additional options on treatment. Alternative and complementary practitioners that are experienced in back pain can also help. Get all opinions and options available and research your surgeons before disk surgery which may be what is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Interpret-please.mild broad-based disc bulge L5-S1 may contact S1 nerve root emerging from dural sac. 2 nerve roots don't appear compressed.

Back pain: It means the person who got this done was complaining of back pain probably with some radiation down one of the legs or perhaps even both. Symptoms of numbness, tingling, or burning pain may also be part of this picture. The MRI report is suggesting there is a bulging disc, which is not a hernia, which may be causing irritation of nerve fibers while not physically squeezing them. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
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Do herniated discs at l5-s1 cause pain in testicles?

Dr. Thomas Dowling
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
35 years in practice
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Do herniated discs at l5-s1 cause pain in testicles?

Not typically but : Disorders of the l5-s1 facet joints can cause pain to radiate to that area as can hernias, hip problems as well as problems with the testicles like an inflammation or infection and even testicular torsion which is a twisting of the testicle leading to severe pain and is a surgical emergency so you should see your doctor if the pain is bad and is worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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Can a sudden fall onto your coccyx cause a disc to slip L5 s1?

Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Can a sudden fall onto your coccyx cause a disc to slip L5 s1?

Disc: It is certainly possible, but perhaps there were already disc issues before. ...Read more

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