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What Kind Of Physician Handles Herniated Discs
A Few Specialties!: Most back pain never requires surgery or even expensive testing or treatments. The best at sorting this out are specialists in physical medicine ; rehabilitation. Other specialists that are the most skilled at using non-operative treatment include non-surgeon sports medicine docs and rheumatologists. If you end up needing spinal injections or surgery, these doctors will know who to send you to! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed herniated discs and doctors scared to prescribe narcotics. Looking for safe legal insurance scrip?
Not on Health Tap: Health Tap is not the place for you either . Unfortunately, Narcotics are not Rx'd over the computer, nor should they be. You need to see a good back Dr. or pain specialist and get treated properly, diagnosed and provided with options that can help, including injections, Physical therapy, and medication management that will be deemed appropriate by the treating Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been feeling bugs crawling on me at night, but there are none. I looked up formication and I have 3 herniated discs. Should i go to a doctor?
Have herniated discs L-4&L-5, also DDD. I've not been able to straighten out to an upright position going on day 2 now. Doctor suggested shot in back.
Its worth a trt!: The injection your Doctor is talking about is cortisone which will either be placed in the facets(joints) in your spine (where the DDD is!) or in a space which surrounds the nerves pinched by your discs (Epidural or "ESI" injection) This may be done in one or several sessions Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually resolves : Good surgeons will not operate on a young person or anyone for that matter unless pain and/or symptoms worsen or the pain is unbearable because the studies show that two years out the surgery and non-surgery patients do equally well. It is best to avoid surgery whenever possible. ...Read more
I would like to know opinions about what kind of surgery to have on my lumbar spine. I have spinal stenosis and a couple of herniated discs.
Varies: Pain from a herniated disc can be severe with symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the back, buttocks, upper leg and lower leg. On the other end of the spectrum, there can be little or no pain to a herniated disc. Be sure to see your doctor if you are suspicious of a herniated disc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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