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Pain in legs, numb toes. Diagnosed with bulging disc in lower lumbar. Option other than surgery?

I have been diagnosed with a bulging disc in my lower lumbar, annular tear and many bone spurs. I have been experiencing much pain in my legs feet and numbness in the tips of my toes and a lot of pain when I sleep as well as constipation and in continence . Is there anything that can be recommended for the pain and anything that I could do to help myself clear up this problem other than surgery?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCm.
There are steroid and painkiller injections as possible but temporary teratment. it will not affect the underlying cause. Also some people benefit from ciropractic exercises but sooner or later you will need surgical procedure. Very rarely it become better from itself and on conservative therapy. Surgery is routine today and you shouldnt be afraid of it. Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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