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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
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 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?
I have several herniated discs in my lower spine. Can they cause intestinal gas/bloating? My doctor said no as the nerve compression is on the spine.
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.
Have L-4 L-5 herniated discs. Now stuck in bent over position and can't straighten up. Lots of pain. What should I do?
For now, get into a : Fetal position on your side to reduce symptoms and take some OTC meds if no contraindications. May need to see a physician and get some additional types of medication and PT referral or even a possible epidural steroid injection if symptoms don't improve but 90% of disc herniations are treated without surgery. ...Read more
As always...Depends: Herniated discs are sometimes just an incidental finding and not always the cause of back pain. It is important to have a board-certified physician work you up to determine the cause of your back pain. The most common cause of back pain is musculoskeletal which is treated with heat/ice, rest, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may need: to treat both. Very different treatments for each of those, which can include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, Radiofrequency ablation and even things like platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or even stem cell therapies. Try to find a physician that does all of these to get the most options for treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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