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Back pain since age12 after bad fall. Scoliosis since age14. I have a “disc bulge w/o disk protrusion” on L4-5. What caused this? Worry or no?

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Dr. Peter Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Don't worry.

Everybody gets back pain and some time or other. 17 is young, but everyone gets disc bulges eventually.
It is normal wear and tear. Sorting out causes of low back pain is a real art. These days the experts in pediatric low back pain are pediatric sports medicine doctors. Find one and get seen.

In brief: Don't worry.

Everybody gets back pain and some time or other. 17 is young, but everyone gets disc bulges eventually.
It is normal wear and tear. Sorting out causes of low back pain is a real art. These days the experts in pediatric low back pain are pediatric sports medicine doctors. Find one and get seen.
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