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28 yrs old male with 50-75% l5s1 ddd and facet arthropathy..I'm suffering at work due to painfull muscles in my whole back..Any surgery recommended?

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Dr. Norman Cohen
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In brief: Probably not

Pain alone, without other neurological symptoms (numbness, weakness, incontinence) can be addressed in most patients without surgery.
Physical therapy, massage, pain relief medications, and other interventions are usually effective in controlling pain and improving functional status. Surgery may be helpful in certain circumstances; however, less invasive treatments should be tried first.

In brief: Probably not

Pain alone, without other neurological symptoms (numbness, weakness, incontinence) can be addressed in most patients without surgery.
Physical therapy, massage, pain relief medications, and other interventions are usually effective in controlling pain and improving functional status. Surgery may be helpful in certain circumstances; however, less invasive treatments should be tried first.
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