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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for herniated disc and sciatica

Hi, just wondering I have a herniated disc which I was advised to get back surgery 3 years ago. Now
this is pressing on my Sciatica and causing sever pain and I going to physical therapy for 2 weeks,
which I did three years ago and I woke up one morning and didn't need the surgery, the pain was gone.
Pain is in my back and down my leg. Wondering if I should get an MRI to see what is happening?
Thanks for your help.
Tue, 9 Feb 2016
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have herniated disc and sciatica . Well disk herniation is most often the result of a gradual, aging-related wear and tear called disk degeneration. Twisting and turning while lifting is also one of the major reason for this problem . I would suggest you to consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order CT scan ,MRI , myelogram , nerve conduction test along with physical examination . Doctor may prescribe percocet , gabapentin , muscle relaxant along with cortisone injection . Doctor may also recommend physical therapy and surgery in some severe cases.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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