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Will traction help cure disc bulge in the lower back?

I have a disc bulge in the lower back and I am not able to sit straight or walk. I think it is a bulge towards left side as I am feeling the pain reduce whenever I lie on the side with right shoulder down. There is no numbness or what soever and the pain is also manageable except for the case that when I try to get up or sit. Can you please tell me whether I need to compulsorily go for an MRI ?, or based on the pain IFT and traction along with physiotherapy can help?
Fri, 27 Dec 2019
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Hello,

A cervical spine MRI is necessary in order to exclude possible nerve root compression. Only after the spinal MRI results, you should discuss with your doctor on the possible benefits of physiotherapy or traction.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Will traction help cure disc bulge in the lower back?

Hello, A cervical spine MRI is necessary in order to exclude possible nerve root compression. Only after the spinal MRI results, you should discuss with your doctor on the possible benefits of physiotherapy or traction. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist