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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for herniated disc

I have a herniated dis in L5S1. First symptoms were pain down my right leg and numbness in my right foot. With PT and an injection the symptoms resolved. I now have almost constant low back pain. Second injection did nothing for me. Along with the back pain I now have pain in my right shoulder. Could they be related?
Mon, 9 Feb 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
I have gone through your query and noted the onset of new symptom of pain in your right shoulder. It is not related to the L5-S1 herniated disc as the nerves that are being impinged by the protruded disc do not supply the area in the shoulder. However I also noted that your pain and numbness symptoms haven't gone away inspite of the second injection. I would suggest you to see your Spine surgeon or orthopedist and follow up with him for further management of your symptoms.
Hope this has answered your query.
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