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What is the recommended course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?
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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: No surgery!
Multiple bulging discs is the main cause for 'failed back surgery'.
Bulging of discs is a normal phenomenon of aging and only if it causes nerve compression and leg radiculopathy (radiating pain), can a decompression improve things. The back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it.

In brief: No surgery!
Multiple bulging discs is the main cause for 'failed back surgery'.
Bulging of discs is a normal phenomenon of aging and only if it causes nerve compression and leg radiculopathy (radiating pain), can a decompression improve things. The back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it.
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tread carefully
If you have multiple discs degenerating the best strategy is stay thin and learn about good core stabilization exercises.
Many people use anti-inflammatory medications when pain is an issue.

In brief: Tread carefully
If you have multiple discs degenerating the best strategy is stay thin and learn about good core stabilization exercises.
Many people use anti-inflammatory medications when pain is an issue.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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