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Lumbar disc prolapse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi i am AAAAAAA i am 16 years old. i have a disk in my back that is ruptured. It is the disk L5-S1. I have pain shooting up from my right foot to my lower back all day every day. i have an appointment with a nureosurgon in December what can i do to stop the pain
Doctor :  
absolute bed rest if there is shooting pain
Doctor :  
and pain relieving medicines
User :   what could of caused it? aint i too young to have that
Doctor :   as you have said it is due to lumbar disc prolapse
User :   whats that?
Doctor :   there is a disc in the vertebra which as prolapsed and sitting on the nerve causing you shooting pain

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