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I have an l4s2 bulging disk. Is the best treatment cortisone shots and pt.. Or.. Microdiscectomy?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Leg pain herniation
Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are .
Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship.

In brief: Leg pain herniation
Microvdiscectomy indicated for leg pain and disc herniation not backache and bulges bulge are .
Tsrgergyv works consistantly for decompression ofc symptomatic nerve pain microdisectomy has not been shown to consistantly improve axial backache back ache and disc nulges are both common and do often coexist without a cause effect relationship.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: Physical Therapy
Pt is always a good start.
If not improving, then see a surgeon and get set up for epidural steroid injections. If that fails, then consider surgery.

In brief: Physical Therapy
Pt is always a good start.
If not improving, then see a surgeon and get set up for epidural steroid injections. If that fails, then consider surgery.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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