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How do you treat and fix a small lumbar disc protrusion?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Treat symptoms only
Disc protrusions of any size require treatment only if they produce symptoms.
Surgery is indicated for those with intractable leg pain, progressive loss of function or sensation in the lower extremity or for loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function. Medicines, stretching, mild rest, physical therapy, massage, heat, etc are indicated for everyone else.

In brief: Treat symptoms only
Disc protrusions of any size require treatment only if they produce symptoms.
Surgery is indicated for those with intractable leg pain, progressive loss of function or sensation in the lower extremity or for loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function. Medicines, stretching, mild rest, physical therapy, massage, heat, etc are indicated for everyone else.
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