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I have a bluging Central disc L4/L5, I get nerve pain down certain bits of both legs and feet, comes and goes in the day, is this due to disc?

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It most definitely can be from disc bulge.

In brief: Yes

It most definitely can be from disc bulge.
Dr. Merrill Reuter
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Dr. William Simon
I agree that does sound like central disk bulge symptoms at that level.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely, maybe

Unlike disc herniations generally bulges are contained enough , to not cause leg nerve symptoms they are asymptomatic incidental findings in 30% of people over 30 .
A diagnostic spinal injection can help you determine what symptoms can be attributed to the bulge, surgery is less reliable of a treatment for bulges dont treat a bulge like a herniation. bulge symptoms controversial

In brief: Unlikely, maybe

Unlike disc herniations generally bulges are contained enough , to not cause leg nerve symptoms they are asymptomatic incidental findings in 30% of people over 30 .
A diagnostic spinal injection can help you determine what symptoms can be attributed to the bulge, surgery is less reliable of a treatment for bulges dont treat a bulge like a herniation. bulge symptoms controversial
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Christopher Kager
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

From what you describe, it sounds like the disc is pinching intermittently on the nerves in your spine causing your legs pain.
Options typically are: medication, therapy, injections, surgery.

In brief: Yes

From what you describe, it sounds like the disc is pinching intermittently on the nerves in your spine causing your legs pain.
Options typically are: medication, therapy, injections, surgery.
Dr. Christopher Kager
Dr. Christopher Kager
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