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What to do if I have mild disc bulge between L2 and l3tension in abdomen signaling the disc getting worse?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Back pain

Abdominal tightness is not associated with lumbar radicular pain.
The disc bulge between lumbar 2/3 causes pain to radiate from the back to the hip/buttocks and into the anterior thigh. Increasing pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg are signs of worsening nerve impingement. Often people have difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position.

In brief: Back pain

Abdominal tightness is not associated with lumbar radicular pain.
The disc bulge between lumbar 2/3 causes pain to radiate from the back to the hip/buttocks and into the anterior thigh. Increasing pain, numbness, and weakness in the leg are signs of worsening nerve impingement. Often people have difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a seated position.
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