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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for bulging discs in the lower back area

I have suffered with herniated and bulging disk in my lower back for over five years. I am being treated by a neurosurgeon and have chosen the epidural route which has helped moderately until now. The pain is there every day and I find no quality of life. I have new symptoms which are numbness in my feet and now in my hands the left in particular. I see a psychiatrist because I am having trouble coping with panic attacks associated with this, I am very hard on myself, I worked at the same job for the last 20 years, retail prior to that which was strenuous. I finally had to visit the OR this week for the fist time and was treated with narcotics and steroids. I have appointment with my neurosurgeon tomorrow, is it time to consider the surgery?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for your question.
I do understand your pain and discomfort.
As per your history is concerned please discuss with your doctor regarding surgical treatments[For Decompression] which is very easy one now a days ,if any doubt arises then send MRI scan report.
I hope I was able to address your query. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to write to me.
Wishing you all the best.
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