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I have a herniated disc from l-3. I'm in pain 24-7 from my lower back and siatic nerve. Will the disc heal on its own, and will the pain exceed. ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely, c a doc

A herniated disc causing so much pain with radiculopathy (pain spreading down the leg) needs evaluation by gp or orthopedist or back specialist).
If u already know u have a herniated disc, this represents an acute inflammation or strain of muscles near the disc and requires anti-inflammatory therapy, etc, or a tumor pressing on nerve, first c a doc, then doc will decide on referral or x-rays, etc.

In brief: Not likely, c a doc

A herniated disc causing so much pain with radiculopathy (pain spreading down the leg) needs evaluation by gp or orthopedist or back specialist).
If u already know u have a herniated disc, this represents an acute inflammation or strain of muscles near the disc and requires anti-inflammatory therapy, etc, or a tumor pressing on nerve, first c a doc, then doc will decide on referral or x-rays, etc.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: ESI

If the basis of your pain is a disc herniation you may well benefit from an epidural steroid injection.
Your pcp can refer you to a pain specialist in your area.

In brief: ESI

If the basis of your pain is a disc herniation you may well benefit from an epidural steroid injection.
Your pcp can refer you to a pain specialist in your area.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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