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What is the most recommended approach to alleviate chronic back pain due to 3 year herniated disc with radiculopathy?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Keith Rafal
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No one approach
There is no one approach that has been demonstrated to be most effective in all situations.
If appropriate and surgery is not being recommended an interdisciplinary team approach with licensed practioners who have expertise in pain chronic pain management and spinal conditions may be a good option.

In brief: No one approach
There is no one approach that has been demonstrated to be most effective in all situations.
If appropriate and surgery is not being recommended an interdisciplinary team approach with licensed practioners who have expertise in pain chronic pain management and spinal conditions may be a good option.
Dr. Keith Rafal
Dr. Keith Rafal
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Several
For most with symptoms, time is the best healer. Other treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, exercise, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections & where needed, lifestyle changes such as weight control & smoking cessation.
10% go onto surgery.

In brief: Several
For most with symptoms, time is the best healer. Other treatment ranges from activity modification, medication, exercise, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections & where needed, lifestyle changes such as weight control & smoking cessation.
10% go onto surgery.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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