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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have a small vacuum disc formed at L5/S1 ,lots of pain , what can be done ?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be aspirated or operated upon!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this vacuum disc and all the inconveniences this has caused you. I have reviewed your information and this could very much be the cause of your back pain at this time. I will recommend that you get on good pain medications and also talk to a neurosurgeon who should consider aspirating this with a needle or carrying out an operation.. If you felt your doctor didn't listen enough to you, then I will suggest you actively look for a new one. There is nothing worse than leaving a doctors office feeling he wasn't listening enough to you!

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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