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Suggest treatment for herniated discs

I have 6 protruding discs I live in Sacramento valley,always in pain when I go up to mountains pain seems to leave and I can hike, walk etc... Stuff I can t do at home I just went to Utah and hike felt great came home just one week back locked up legs numb just like before I left to Utah what is this mean???
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Hello,

If rest, pain relievers, and physical therapy don't help with your pain, your doctor can inject steroid medicine into space around your spinal nerve. This is called an epidural injection. The steroid can help bring down the swelling, help you move more easily, and ease pain from a herniated disk.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Monish De, Oncologist
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