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Herniated disc at L4 and L5 causing sciatica, please help?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

The doctor who ordered the scan which showed the disc herniations should be able to give advice regarding the next steps.
Any numbness or weakness associated with the sciatica should be worked up by a neurosurgeon, who may recommend conservative management including injections, endoscopic or minimally invasive discectomy, laminectomy etc depending on the findings.

In brief: See your doctor

The doctor who ordered the scan which showed the disc herniations should be able to give advice regarding the next steps.
Any numbness or weakness associated with the sciatica should be worked up by a neurosurgeon, who may recommend conservative management including injections, endoscopic or minimally invasive discectomy, laminectomy etc depending on the findings.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Daniel Elskens
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sciatica gets better

With such minimal info, it's hard to help.
The length of time of symptoms is important. If there is any other associated symptoms such as numbness or weakness is also important. Time is the great healer. 70% of people with sciatica will get better despite anything the medical world does. Rest, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises and up being the vast majority of treatment options. Persis.

In brief: Sciatica gets better

With such minimal info, it's hard to help.
The length of time of symptoms is important. If there is any other associated symptoms such as numbness or weakness is also important. Time is the great healer. 70% of people with sciatica will get better despite anything the medical world does. Rest, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises and up being the vast majority of treatment options. Persis.
Dr. Daniel Elskens
Dr. Daniel Elskens
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Spine Pain Options

This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.

In brief: Spine Pain Options

This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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