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I have 3 bulging disk in my back--what is done for this?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Do they hurt?

The mere fact of 3 bulging discs (or 2 or 5) means nothing.
What is important is how the condition affects your well-being. I have plenty of patients with terrible looking MRI scans who have no pain and function very well. On the other hand it is not at all unusual to see a person whose scan looks quite normal, yet is in incapacitating pain.

In brief: Do they hurt?

The mere fact of 3 bulging discs (or 2 or 5) means nothing.
What is important is how the condition affects your well-being. I have plenty of patients with terrible looking MRI scans who have no pain and function very well. On the other hand it is not at all unusual to see a person whose scan looks quite normal, yet is in incapacitating pain.
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