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I'm a bay area police officer suffering from a l5/s1 ruptured disc. I'm 39 yrs old. Pain is growing unbearable. What are treatment options?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: MEDROL, (methylprednisolone) analgesics..

First, have you tried a Medrol (methylprednisolone) (steroid pack) which can relieve the 'nerve inflammation'.
You may need a steroid injection, later. Analgesics and muscle relaxers can help. Sometimes a chiropractor who does traction may ease the disc back 'into place'. Most 'bulging discs' resolve without surgery so hang in there!

In brief: MEDROL, (methylprednisolone) analgesics..

First, have you tried a Medrol (methylprednisolone) (steroid pack) which can relieve the 'nerve inflammation'.
You may need a steroid injection, later. Analgesics and muscle relaxers can help. Sometimes a chiropractor who does traction may ease the disc back 'into place'. Most 'bulging discs' resolve without surgery so hang in there!
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