Pain Yes. Bulging i don't think so.
Pain control. You received some great information from other physicians already. I work with wounded warriors. Many have multiple herniated & bulging discs. Some have had surgery, some are not surgical candidates & some are trying to hold off before they go under the knife. Acupuncture will not correct bulging or herniated discs. But it can provide effective pain relief, reduce surrounding inflammation & ^ rom.
It will not. It won't since bulging discs are normal findings, not pain sources. However, acupunture is a treatment for back pain that has had success with some but not all with this area of pain from several different origins.
How common is it for a thin 15 year old female to have bulging discs at l4-5 and l5-s1? She has pain when getting up from a sitting position
Best have her seen . By her doctor, who may refer to specialists to rule out a connective tissue disorder ( like marfan's syndrome or ehlers-danlos). It sounds like she needs to see a pediatric neurologist for headaches & blurred vision & have an MRI of her brain & spine, if she hasn't already. A pediatric ophthalmologist & a geneticist may also help. Call her doctor for recommendations for after-hours care. Read more...
Disc bulges. Disc bulges are best considered as asymptomatic incidental findings not used as an explanation for a pain complaint just keep looking for pain generator rule out muscluar pain first, the evidence for disc bulges are painful is weak, and subjective , biased and leads to no effective treatments that uphold the first do no harm ethos one guys opinionl after14 years of experience it. Read more...